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Using a social guide to improve social relationships of people with severe disabilities

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The paper describes a program, used by three women living in a community based apartment, to develop social relationships within the community. With staff helping them use a set of "community network strategies", the tenants increased the size of their social networks and engaged in more frequent community based activities. Gains were generally maintained during the follow up period. The article emphasises the importance of people with disabilities having lives that include enduring friendships with people in addition to paid staff, as only then will they be likely to experience the kinds of social relationships which are so valuable to all members of society. Keyword: Friendship

Author
Newton, J Horner, Robert
Source
JASH Volume 18 Number 1
Publisher
TASH
Publication Date
1 January 1993
Category
Professionals
Keywords
Friendship
Origin
United States

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