ERIC Number: ED260549
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Siblings, Parents and Professionals Working Together to Advance Knowledge and Service. Proceedings of the Annual National Seminar Dealing with Siblings of Mentally Retarded and Developmentally Disabled Persons. (2nd, New York, New York, June 11-12, 1984).
Schreiber, Meyer S., Ed.
Eleven papers from a June, 1984, seminar on siblings of mentally retarded and developmentally disabled persons are presented. The following papers are included: "An Adult Sibling Network: A Sharing of Experiences" (B. Cohen); "Siblings as Change Agents for Their Brothers and Sisters: Opportunity or Problem?" (G. Wolpert); "Adult Siblings: The Forgotten Ones Who Got Together to Talk" (R. Medicus); "Siblings as They Appear in Children's Literature" (C. Moore); "Brothers and Sisters of Handicapped Children in Foster Care" (S. Young); "Some Observations Concerning Jewish Siblings" (C. Horowitz); "Life Style Development of Siblings of Special Needs Children: An Adlerian Approach" (B. Fairfield); "Institutionalization of Siblings: What Constitutes Continuing Sibling Responsiblity?" (C. Sussman and M. Wolfe); "The Siblings' Perspective: A View of the Handicapped Child in the Family System" (S. Kramer); "The Sibling Child: Identifying and Working with the Siblings of the Family with a Developmentally Disabled Child" (L. Silverstein); "Needed Research Thrusts Concerning and Involving Siblings" (M. Schreiber). The document concludes with reports from three discussion groups: adult siblings, parents, and professionals. (CL)
Descriptors: Adults, Childrens Literature, Developmental Disabilities, Family Relationship, Institutionalized Persons, Intervention, Mental Retardation, Parent Attitudes, Research Needs, Siblings
Association for the Help of Retarded Children, 200 Park Ave. S., New York, NY 10003 ($6.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kean Coll. of New Jersey, Union.; Association for the Help of Retarded Children, New York, NY.; City Univ. of New York, NY. Hunter Coll.
Note: Also sponsored by the Westchester County Medical Center, Mental Retardation Institute.