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ERIC Number: ED404822
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
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The Importance of Special Legislation for People with Disabilities, and Their Families.
Andersson-Linder, Gunilla
This paper discusses new Swedish legislation affecting individuals with disabilities and the social services required under this act. A list of the social services that are available under legislation is provided. The paper also reviews the results of three studies on the effects of the legislation on children (ages 0-21) with intellectual disabilities and physical disabilities. The first investigation interviewed 17 families of children with physical disabilities who had received help under the new act. The second investigation studied the effects of the legislation on 18 children with intellectual disabilities who had personal assistants. The last investigation studied the effects of having personal assistants for children with disabilities in schools in five municipalities. Results found that the number of divorces was much higher in families with children with physical disabilities than those with intellectual disabilities and that women with children with physical disabilities worked outside the home to a lesser extent than women with children with intellectual disabilities. Findings also indicated that personal assistants made the parents feel safe and relieved that their children were receiving good care; however, the school staff sometimes found the personal assistants difficult to deal with because they were outside the school system. (CR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden