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Gargiulo, Richard M.; Graves, Stephen B. – Childhood Education, 1991
To improve the relationship between educators and parents of handicapped children, educators should try to understand the feelings and attitudes of the parents of a child with a disability. Listed are seven suggestions for teachers to help them work effectively with parents and encourage parent participation in the education of handicapped…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Emotional Response, Empathy, Parent Attitudes
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Able-Boone, Harriet; And Others – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 1990
This study interviewed 58 parents of preschool-aged disabled children about their perceptions of infant and family services proposed under Public Law 99-457. Parents expressed desires for knowledge about their child and available services, and stressed the importance of professionals empowering families to make their own decisions. (Author/PB)
Descriptors: Advocacy, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Federal Legislation