ERIC Number: ED196247
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Avondale House: An Innovative Approach for Disturbed Children and Their Families.
Smith, Bert Kruger; Culler, Ralph E., III
The needs of families of autistic children are discussed and a program designed to prevent unnecessary institutionalization by providing comprehensive services and reducing the stress in the child's family is described. Parents participate through voluntary, program related, and support activities. The family services include respite care and parent and sibling training. Child oriented services focus on community living skills. (CL)
Descriptors: Autism, Daily Living Skills, Family Programs, Family Relationship, Program Descriptions, Psychological Needs, Respite Care
Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, P.O. Box 7998, University Station, Austin, TX 78712 ($0.30; quantity discounts)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Hogg Foundation for Mental Health.