ERIC Number: ED335853
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Personal Relationships and Social Networks: Facilitating the Participation of Individuals with Disabilities in Community Life.
Lutfiyya, Zana Marie
This monograph presents four papers which focus on the experiences of people with disabilities in terms of their personal relationships and belonging to a social network. The first three papers are authored by Zana Marie Lutfiyya. An overview article, "Reflections on Relationships between People with and without Disabilities," describes some of the factors that influence the possibility of such relationships. Noted are the lack of opportunities of many developmentally disabled persons to meet others in ways conducive to developing personal relationships. The second article, "Affectionate Bonds: What We Can Learn by Listening to Friends," was excerpted from a larger monograph. This article describes conclusions drawn from observing four such integrated friendship pairs. The third article, "Tony Santi and the Bakery: The Roles of Facilitation, Accommodation, and Interpretation," describes one disabled man's social network and the efforts of others to ensure his continued involvement and participation. The fourth article is by John O'Brien and Connie Lyle O'Brien and is titled, "Members of Each Other: Perspectives on Social Support for People with Severe Disabilities." It examines the meaning of membership in a community and ways that such membership can be established for individuals with severe disabilities. An annotated bibliography provides abstracts of 23 publications also addressing these issues. (DB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Community
Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY. Center on Human Policy.
Note: For a related document, see ED 307 738.