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ERIC Number: ED245459
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Exceptional Children and Respite Care: Parents' Perspectives.
Fagan, Carol Anne; Gurry, Susan
A home-based respite care program for children and young adults with severe and multiple disabilities was conceived and developed by a group of parents and community members. A needs assessment revealed the scarcity of respite care in the Cambridge, Massachusetts area. A pilot program was begun to test the model on a limited basis. Evaluation of the pilot program noted the parents' positive and enthusiastic attitudes towards it, especially regarding the competence of the workers and the flexibility of the time arrangements. A distinctive feature of the model is its Board of Directors consisting primarily of parents of disabled children, and rounded out by special needs teachers, professionals and community members. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Massachusetts (Cambridge)