ERIC Number: ED351842
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Disability and Family Policy.
Shoultz, Bonnie, Ed.
Policy Bulletin, n2 Spr 1992
This policy bulletin summarizes research findings about governmental and agency policies on community integration for people with developmental disabilities. It focuses on multicultural aspects of disability and family policy. The first section discusses implications of a multicultural perspective and identifies trends which take account of cultural influences on families receiving human services. The second section (by Rannveig Traustadottir) examines gender, disability, and family policy. It compares two rationales for family policy and family support services, suggesting that family support services may be based on outdated gender stereotypes which assume the consistent input of women's unpaid work in the home. Policymakers and service providers are urged to become aware of stereotypical assumptions underlying policies and practices. The third section (by Susan O'Connor) focuses on culture, disability and family policy. It notes the tendency of the dominant culture to see cultural differences as deficiencies. The fourth section is by Bonnie Shoultz and considers social class and disability. It identifies class categories, discusses the relationship of human services to family class positions, and considers the connections between poverty and disability. The final section offers recommendations for state level and agency level policymakers. (Contains 18 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Agencies, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences, Cultural Pluralism, Developmental Disabilities, Family Programs, Females, Human Services, Policy Formation, Poverty, Public Policy, Services, Sex Bias, Sex Stereotypes, Social Bias, Social Class, Social Integration, Sociocultural Patterns, State Standards
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY. Center on Human Policy.