ERIC Number: EJ904079
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: 42
Federal Family and Disability Policy: Special Relevance for Developmental Disabilities
Turnbull, H. Rutherford, III; Stowe, Matthew J.; Agosta, John; Turnbull, Ann P.; Schrandt, M. Suzanne; Muller, John F.
Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews, v13 n2 p114-120 2007
This article reviews federal policy affecting families who have children or adult members with disabilities, particularly but not exclusively developmental disabilities. It reviews the federal statutes and family-and-disability related decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court and the other courts. It then reviews the research on current family support policies. Throughout, the article links the statutes, cases, and research to the core concepts of disability policy.
Descriptors: Family Needs, Family Programs, Courts, Developmental Disabilities, Policy Analysis, Social Services, Public Policy, Federal Government, Court Litigation, Civil Rights
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