ERIC Number: EJ904094
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
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Reference Count: 90
Emerging Policy Challenges in Intellectual Disabilities
Fujiura, Glenn T.; Parish, Susan L.
Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews, v13 n2 p188-194 2007
The forces shaping intellectual disability policy-making are diverse; while many of the policy issues reviewed in this issue are specific to intellectual disabilities, there are others that transcend disability-specific concerns. Our review is organized around six emerging demographic and socio-cultural trends that may directly and profoundly impact the intellectual disability field: aging, changing labor markets, immigration, families, federalism, and culture. Each of these trends is discussed in terms of their relevance and potential impact on disability policy.
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Public Policy, Literature Reviews, Social Influences, Cultural Influences, Aging (Individuals), Labor Market, Immigration, Family (Sociological Unit), Population Trends, Poverty, Governance
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