ERIC Number: ED331211
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Oct
Having a Daughter with a Disability: Is It Different for Girls?
Horne, Richard, Ed.
NICHCY News Digest, n14 Oct 1990
This guide focuses on some of the realities parents must face in helping their daughters with disabilities to become more self-reliant and, ultimately, independent. The degree to which daughters with a disability are encouraged to strive for an independent life may be critically less than for sons. These differences have far-reaching implications for how males and females view themselves and what they achieve. The guide gives a general overview of gender issues and some suggestions for promoting self-sufficiency and independence. Steps towards independence include starting early, recognizing the influence of the family's behavior, and assessing parental expectations and level of assistance and the disabled girl's motivation. The guide also discusses the importance of developing a social world, confronting the world of school and work, and having role models. A list of 37 books, educational materials, films, videotapes, and organizations is included. (28 references) (JDD)
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment, Females, Independent Living, Personal Autonomy, Self Determination, Sex Differences, Social Life
Interstate Research Associates, NICHCY, P.O. Box 1492, Washington, DC (individual subscriptions free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Interstate Research Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.