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Parents with intellectual disabilities: Facts, fallacies and professional responsibilities

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Gwynnyth Llewellyn, Senior Lecturer in Developmental Disabilities at the University of Sydney examines research on parenthood for people who have disabilities to clarify the facts and fallacies of commonly held opinions. Even among people who may wish to encourage community participation by people who have disabilities to the fullest extent, there exists ambivalent attitudes when they seek also to become parents. One of the concluding comments Llewellyn makes is that the lack of experience and opportunity to learn parenting behaviours may be the reason for poor child care standards, not a person's disability. Keyword: Attitudes

Author
Llewellyn, Gwynnyth
Source
Community Bulletin Vol 17 No 1
Publisher
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Publication Date
1 January 1993
Category
Professionals
Keywords
Attitudes
Origin
Australia

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