ERIC Number: ED245500
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Parent and Family Attitudes toward Long-Term Planning.
Tyler, J. Larry; And Others
Some of the problems facing parents of handicapped children are considered, and the importance of families planning for the future of their children with chronic disabilities is stressed. In addition to the problems encountered by parents who raise non-handicapped children, parents of a handicapped child must cope with community rejection, stereotyping, and restricted educational and service opportunities. In view of today's improved medical technology and longer life expectancies for handicapped persons, many parents are delaying or simply stalling about making arrangements for their child following their death. Counseling to assist parents in making future plans for their children is suggested. (SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (62nd, Washington, DC, April 23-27, 1984).