ERIC Number: EJ837237
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
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Thinking Ahead: A Special Kind of Planning
Hawks, Doris E.
Exceptional Parent, v39 n4 p64-65 Apr 2009
No one likes to think about their own serious illness or death. As a result 75 percent of American adults fail to plan for the care they might require when these events eventually occur. Even more difficult to contemplate is the final illness or death of one's parents or children. For special needs families, such difficulty should not stand in the way of action. Many of these special adults have now begun to search for a voice to express their unique wishes for care at the end of their lives. Documents are important, but equally powerful are the conversations within families. This article explores three ways this planning can be accomplished.
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Individual Needs, Children, Adults
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