ERIC Number: ED364011
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Parenting a Child with Special Needs: A Guide to Readings and Resources.
Kupper, Lisa, Ed.
NICHCY News Digest, v3 n1 1993
This special issue focuses on needs of parents of children with disabilities. In the first article, "You Are Not Alone," Patricia McGill Smith considers the emotions that many parents of exceptional children experience and offers a perspective for living and coping with the impact of disability upon the family. The second article, "The Unplanned Journey," by Carole Brown and others, explores areas in which parents often need information and identifies 61 potential resources. This article addresses such issues as: adjusting to life with a disabled child, accessing information and services, supporting the needs of the family, finding child care, addressing financial concerns, working with professionals, and planning for the future. The issue concludes with a bibliography of 60 print resources organized around critical issues, as well as a list of 60 print resources on specific disabilities. Thirty organizations that can provide families with additional information, support, or referral are also listed. (DB)
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Coping, Disabilities, Emotional Adjustment, Family Problems, Information Needs, Information Sources, Long Range Planning, Organizations (Groups), Parent Child Relationship
Interstate Research Associates, NICHCY, P.O. Box 1492, Washington, DC 20013-1492 (individual subscriptions free).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Interstate Research Associates, McLean, VA.; National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities, Washington, DC.