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Presentation
Determining Effective Formats for Providing Informational and Emotional Supports for Families
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (2011)
  • Luchara Wallace, Western Michigan University
  • Jillian White, Western Michigan University
  • Monica Spear, Western Michigan University
Abstract

Presented here are the results of two family-focused informational events that were designed to connect families of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) with key support resources in their communities. The ultimate goal of these efforts was to determine the most effective formats for providing informational and emotional supports for families. Overall, families reported benefit from both events. Families noted informational support being most greatly appreciated across both events--weekend camp vs. day-long. While families noted that emotional support was most appreciated during the weekend camp.

Keywords
  • Family,
  • supports,
  • Autism,
  • camp
Publication Date
May, 2011
Citation Information
Luchara Wallace, Jillian White and Monica Spear. "Determining Effective Formats for Providing Informational and Emotional Supports for Families" American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/luchara_wallace/2/