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EEX2000 february 9

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EEX2000 february 9 EEX2000

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Notes from February 9, 2016 dealing with disabilities in the home
Impact of disabilities: home, community and workplace
Penny R Cox
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Tori Ruby on Saturday March 12, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to EEX2000 at University of Florida taught by Penny R Cox in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 17 views. For similar materials see Impact of disabilities: home, community and workplace in Special Education at University of Florida.


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Date Created: 03/12/16
February 9, 2016  Family climate and disability o We will use the term “family climate” to refer to the general atmosphere of the home o Family climate can depend upon how well the family works as a unit  Experience, knowledge, and beliefs o Recognition of disability can be influenced by past experiences o Religious beliefs are often an important part of how families consider disability o Families assimilate information about disability to develop perceptions and understanding of disability o Experience, knowledge, and beliefs influence perceptions of disabilities:  What is believed about “personhood”  What is perceived as “normal”  What is believed about “equality”  Family ecology o Family ecology refers to all elements that make up the family unit o family ecology that results in positive family climate allows family members to participate in expected, routine activities.  Siblings with disabilities o Some similarities exist among siblings  1. They find positive and negative results  2. They grow toward acceptance of the disability  3. Siblings experience a range of emotional responses  4. Siblings generally report positive family relationships o Quality of life “domains”  Joint activities  Mutual understanding  Private time  Acceptance  Forbearance  Trust in well-being  Exchange experiences  Social support  Dealing with the outside world o Disadvantages of having a sibling with ID or autism  Infringements on time  Less socialization  Limiten spontaneity; need for routines  Children see parents under additional stress  Financial demands  Required to help with caregiving  Perceptions of peers; acceptance from peers  Dealing with behavior issues o Advantages of having a sibling with ID or autism  Learn tolerance, acceptance, and patience  Develop compassion and empathy  More mature; strong character  Willingness to help others  Appreciate own life, health, etc


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