ERIC Number: ED292247
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
Family State-of-the-Art Conference: A Summary of Conference Proceedings (Alexandria, Virginia, February 27-28, 1986).
Turnbull, Ann; Shaffer, Harriet
These summarized proceedings focus on the positive aspects of knowing, living with, and loving a child or an adult with a disability and ways in which service providers and policymakers could be more responsive to special family needs. An introductory chapter defines a family and family life and outlines seven premises that shape the specification of needs and strategies for enhancing family life. The report then addresses five areas of family life: daily living and health; educational and vocational development; financial, legal, and advocacy issues; socialization, leisure, and sexuality; and emotional development. Each section begins with a vignette written by a participant to illuminate family life with a disabled person. Each section then presents a list of needs, recommended strategies to respond to those needs, a brief description of a model program, a summary table with cross references between strategies and needs, and two case studies. Recommendations involve such issues as accepting families' and disabled persons' desires for placements in integrated settings, providing flexibility in guidelines for funding services, and allowing families to decide which services they actually want to use. (JDD)
Descriptors: Advocacy, Case Studies, Daily Living Skills, Delivery Systems, Demonstration Programs, Disabilities, Emotional Development, Family Involvement, Family Life, Financial Needs, Health Needs, Helping Relationship, Individual Needs, Legal Aid, Leisure Time, Needs Assessment, Program Improvement, Public Policy, Sexuality, Social Services, Socialization, Special Education, Vocational Education
CASSP Technical Assistance Center, Georgetown University, Child Development Center, Georgetown University Hospital, 3800 Reservoir Rd., N.W., Washington, DC 20007 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Office for Maternal and Child Health Services.; National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Georgetown Univ. Child Development Center, Washington, DC.
Note: Prepared by the National Center for Networking Community Based Services.