ERIC Number: ED196231
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Parents as Advocates for Handicapped Children: Untapped Resources for Social Changes in the 1980's.
Suelzle, Marijean; Keenan, Vincent
Using data from a survey of 330 parents of developmentally disabled children, the paper examines parents' participation in and attitudes toward special interest groups and political activities. Findings indicate that parents are willing to participate in special interest groups and political activities to a much greater extent than they have actually done so. Organizational involvement is contingent upon the amount of stress experienced by the family, indicated by age of child, severity of the disability, and family income. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Dept. of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, Springfield.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Chicago. School of Public Health.; Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research (6th, Chicago, IL, December 3, 1980). For related information, see EC 120 131 and EC 122 813.