A message to special education from mothers of disabled children

Steinberg M.A. (1980) A message to special education from mothers of disabled children. The Exceptional Child, 27 3: 177-183. doi:10.1080/0156655800270306

Author Steinberg M.A.
Title A message to special education from mothers of disabled children
Journal name The Exceptional Child
ISSN 0156-6555
Publication date 1980-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/0156655800270306
Open Access Status
Volume 27
Issue 3
Start page 177
End page 183
Total pages 7
Subject 3204 Developmental and Educational Psychology
3306 Health (social science)
3304 Education
3601 Health Professions (miscellaneous)
Abstract conference, organised by the National Womens Advisory Council for women who had given birth to a disabled child, was attended by 150 participants from throughout Australia. The major issues and recommendations relevant to special education are presented in this paper. Issues included the need for accurate and honest information, particularly at birth or diagnosis, as well as the importance of sensitivity, and of skill in counselling, in all professional and community workers at all times. More comprehensive provisions in pre-school, school and continuing educational services were requested and Governments were asked to look carefully at many problem areas, such as adequate financial support, accessible and cheap transport and the need to establish a ministry for the disabled. Everyone concerned with educational services should become advocates for the disabled and their families, particularly to improve community attitudes towards and services for the disabled.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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