ERIC Number: ED196190
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Outlook for Families with Developmentally Disabled Children in the 1980's.
Suelzle, Marijean; Keenan, Vincent
The home and community adjustment of 325 families with developmentally disabled children 21 years of age or younger was examined through questionnaire responses. Factors facilitating adjustment are identified along with barriers to normalization. It is suggested that without community support over the life cycle, institutionalization may merely be postponed from childhood to adulthood. Conclusions focus on the changes necessary in community attitudes and resources to prevent institutionalization of these children as they reach adulthood. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Dept. of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, Springfield.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Illinois Sociological Association (Chicago, IL, October 24, 1980). For related information, see EC 131 316 and EC 131 318.