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Robinson-Neal, Andree – Exceptional Parent, 2009
As a parent of a son with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the author was aware of the various theories regarding genetic predictors, toxic and heavy metal exposure, and immunization after-effects. However, she had not seriously considered that genetics or a history of emotional and psychological challenges in her family line could have been…
Descriptors: Autism, Genetics, Sons, Disabilities
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Pennington, Leighann; Pennington, Brianna – Parenting for High Potential, 2011
"Parenthood" is a television show that revolves around one family, the Bravermans, including several adult siblings and their respective families. Two parents, Adam and Kristina, have a son named Max. The show follows them as they notice Max's curious behavior and his diagnosis with Asperger's syndrome (AS) early in Season 1. This article details…
Descriptors: Siblings, Asperger Syndrome, Disability Identification, Parents
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McCloskey, Erin – International Journal of Special Education, 2010
The literature that is meant to guide parental participation in special education often refers to parents as vital team members who are critical in designing the best programs for their children (The Family and Advocates Partnership for Education, 2004; The State Education Department, May 2002). However, a disconnect can occur between the…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Parents, Special Education, Parent Participation
Hanlon, Kerri – Exceptional Parent, 2009
When a consultant advised the author and her family to move to a new area and make a separate wing for her son, Sean, the author realized that the consultant did not share her vision for Sean and how he integrates into the family. Instead of moving to a new area, the author decided to renovate the house to make it handicapped accessible for her…
Descriptors: Medical Services, Construction (Process), Sons, Family Environment
UNICEF, 2013
Reports such as this typically begin with a statistic designed to highlight a problem. The girls and boys to whom this edition of "The State of the World's Children" is dedicated are not problems. Rather, each is a sister, brother or friend who has a favourite dish, song or game; a daughter or son with dreams and the desire to fulfil…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Social Attitudes, Social Bias, Equal Education
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Son, Esther; Peterson, N. Andrew; Pottick, Kathleen J.; Zippay, Allison; Parish, Susan L.; Lohrmann, Sharon – Exceptional Children, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine the risk and protective factors of peer victimization among young children with disabilities. This study analyzed data from the Pre-Elementary Education Longitudinal Study (n =1,130) to test a path model that included child, family, and school characteristics at Year 1 and peer-relation difficulties and…
Descriptors: Risk, At Risk Students, Victims, Path Analysis
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Self, Donna – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2008
In this article I will discuss the impact of my 2-year-old son's diagnosis and treatment of leukaemia. I will outline the background to being told he had leukaemia before describing the family dynamics that emerged during this time for me, my husband and our other child. My story will focus on managing the practicalities of a long stay in hospital…
Descriptors: Family Problems, Helplessness, Mothers, Family (Sociological Unit)
Valente, Joseph Michael, Ed.; Danforth, Scot, Ed. – Bank Street College of Education, 2016
This issue of the Occasional Papers Series aims to draw attention to the use of storytelling as a medium for provoking dialogue about inclusive classrooms and school communities. It offers readers stories of classroom life that provide insights into understanding the complexities that make up the lives of children with disabilities, their…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Teaching Methods, Inclusion, Disabilities
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Sofia, Carolyn Ariella – English Journal, 2010
Getting anyone's attention is a prerequisite for being able to hold a good conversation with him or her, as anyone who parents or works with preteens or teenagers knows. It is absolutely necessary with individuals on the autistic spectrum because the achievement of what is called "joint attention" (the ability of children to respond to another…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Autism, Sons, Teaching Methods
Smith-Quinn, Renee – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Nearly eight percent of the six million students, ages 6 to 21 years, who are receiving special education or related services are identified as having Emotional Disturbance (ED). Students with ED have been identified among all students with disabilities as having the worst student outcomes such as lower grades, high failing rates, higher…
Descriptors: Emotional Disturbances, School Personnel, Family Attitudes, Parent Attitudes
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Pfeiffer, Margaret A.; Pfeiffer, Karl T. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2011
School picture day--it's an almost universal experience of waiting in line with a new comb, perching nervously on a stool, smiling under the bright lights, and then moving quickly out into the hall. For the past 8 years the authors have been increasingly aware of a picture day bias in the pictures taken of their oldest son. It appears to them that…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Photography, Disabilities, Social Bias
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Llewellyn, Gwynnyth; McConnell, David; Gething, Lindsay; Cant, Rosemary; Kendig, Hal – Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2010
Background: Older parent-carers in Australia are the subject of increasing policy and practice attention due to concerns about their ongoing ability to care in the light of their own ageing and the ageing of their adult son or daughter. This paper examines health status and the coping strategies of a group of older Australian parents caring for an…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Coping, Parents, Foreign Countries
Hollingsworth, Jan Carter – Exceptional Parent, 2008
This article discusses Assisted Cycling Tours (ACT), a Westminster, Colorado based 501(c)3, non-profit that is offering the joy of bicycle tours in breathtaking, scenic locations to children and adults with developmental and physical disabilities and their families. ACT was founded by Bob Matter and his son David with a goal of opening up the…
Descriptors: Physical Disabilities, Physical Activities, Nonprofit Organizations, Developmental Disabilities
Bedrossian, Laura – Exceptional Parent, 2008
Eighteen years ago, the author's son Teddy was born with an unbalanced chromosome translocation of 10/12, leaving him with severe disabilities, medically fragile, and chronically ill. The author describes how her entire world was changed that day. Through it all, her journey through life has been an extraordinary educational experience, despite…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Severe Disabilities, Chronic Illness, Family Life
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Glidden, Laraine M.; Jobe, Brian M. – American Journal on Mental Retardation, 2007
Psychometric properties are described for an inventory that measures the daily rewards and worries that parents experience as their sons and daughters transition to adulthood. In a series of 4 studies involving 847 respondents, we explored and confirmed the factor structure of the Transition Daily Rewards and Worries Questionnaire (TDRWQ) in a…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Measures (Individuals), Daughters, Sons
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