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ERIC Number: EJ920699
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-1184-0412
Including as a Care-ful Journey: A Parent's Perspective
Scorgie, Kate; Wilgosh, Lorraine
Developmental Disabilities Bulletin, v37 n1-2 p203-220 2009
The authors argue for the need of a cyclical, rather than a linear, model of family coping and life management when a child has a disability. Longitudinal support for such a cyclical model of family life management is presented, with recognition that parental control of outcome lessens as the young person ages, because the adult world is not inclusive. In presenting longitudinal support from a single case study, attention is drawn to the importance of a societal response of inclusion and caring, especially as a child exits educational programming and transitions into adulthood in a noninclusive world.
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; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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