Perspectives of Five Stakeholder Groups: Challenging Behavior of Individuals with Mental Retardation and/or Autism
NOTE: At the time of publication, the author Michael Ruef was not yet affiliated with Cal Poly.
Data from five focus groups, each representing a different stakeholder constituency interested in the challenging behavior of individuals with mental retardation and/or autism, were reported. Emergent themes across administrators and policy makers, families, friends, individuals with disabilities, and teachers and practitioners included current barriers faced; practical, positive solutions found; and preferences for helpful informational products concerning challenging behavior. Key recommendations focus on the implications of this information for research, training, and dissemination activities.
Michael B. Ruef, Ann P. Turnbull, H. Rutherford Turnbull, and Denise Poston. "Perspectives of Five Stakeholder Groups: Challenging Behavior of Individuals with Mental Retardation and/or Autism" Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions 1.1 (1999): 43-58.
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