ERIC Number: EJ544487
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: 0
On "Passing" through Adolescence.
Uttermohlen, T. L.
Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, v91 n3 p309-14 May-Jun 1997
The author, born with a severe visual impairment, addresses the tendency of adolescents with visual impairments to try to hide the disability and "pass" as unimpaired with their peers. It is suggested that these adolescents be helped to find a comfortable balance between taking excessive risks and allowing visual impairment or blindness to be an insurmountable barrier to transition to healthy adulthood. (DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special Issue on Adolescence and Early Adulthood.