ERIC Number: ED148043
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jun
Exceptional Parents: A Survey of Programs, Services and Needs.
Becker, Laurence D.; And Others
A study of the needs and services available to parents of exceptional children in Southern California is described. The first section reviews results of a mail survey in which 78% of the agencies and programs serving exceptional persons indicated they also provided some type of service to parents. Additional results discussed include that the most mentioned targets of parent services were the parents of mildly handicapped persons, and there was a lack of parent involvement in planning and conducting services. A needs assessment involving 50 parents of mildly and 50 parents of severely handicapped persons is described in the second section. Among the results reported are that the classroom teacher was the primary source of information regarding the children's problems, parental involvement in organizations beyond PTA was limited, and parents of severely handicapped children appeared more involved than parents of mildly handicapped children in their child's education. A section on interpretation of the data considers the importance of a method for informing parents about available services. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Div. of Special Education.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Riverside.
Note: Project No. 75-39