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ERIC Number: EJ848187
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 83
ISSN: ISSN-1184-0412
Types of Support Accessed by Families of Young Children with Disabilities Living in Alberta
Drummond, Jane; McDonald, Linda; MacKenzie-Keating, Sandra; Fleming, Darcy
Developmental Disabilities Bulletin, v32 n1 p1-27 2004
This longitudinal study inventoried the types of services accessed by a sample of Alberta families of children with or at-risk for disabilities. We explored the role of severity of disability, parental stress, and family income on services accessed. With few exceptions, services were accessed more frequently as the children's lives progressed but higher income families accessed more services than lower income families, even though the latter families had children with more severe disabilities. Difficulties accessing services and lack of services were reported by lower income families. The authors conclude that integrated services are necessary to improve access for those families most in need. (Contains 4 figures.)
J.P. Das Developmental Disabilities Centre. 6-102 Education North, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB T6G 2G5, Canada. Tel: 780-492-4505; Fax: 780-492-1318; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Parenting Stress Index; Bayley Scales of Infant Development