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ERIC Number: ED259516
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Parent to Parent: Insights from Families with Exceptional Children.
Skilling, Joan; Pheeny, Joanne
Written for parents, the paper describes experiences of 16 parents of handicapped children. Discussion includes excerpts of parents' initial feelings at their child's diagnosis, their reactions (largely negative) to medical and other professionals, their growing awareness that their own instincts were of most value in raising the child, difficulty in finding helpful counseling, and sources of support found in other parents of handicapped children. Also noted are changes in nuclear and extended families as a result of handicapped members, including effects on siblings and on the marriage. Parents speak about changes in their lives, especially in their ideas of what is important, and about coping suggestions for new parents of handicapped children. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A