ERIC Number: ED241180
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Development of a Support Group and Network for the Parents of Special Needs Children.
The practicum described in this report addressed the expressed need and desire of parents of special needs children in Marblehead Massachusetts to participate in a support group to help solve mutual problems and discuss shared frustrations. A series of four workshops for parents was developed. Goals of the practicum were (1) to have parents take over the management and direction of the group; (2) to improve communications between the school system and the parents by having school staff present information at scheduled workshops; and (3) to have parents reach out to one another and establish their own network of individual support. Of the parents who attended the workshops, more than 75 percent indicated that these goals were met, decided to continue the group, and stated that the meetings were very successful. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nova Univ., Fort Lauderdale. Center for the Advancement of Education.
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.