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The Promise of Adulthood
Education Faculty Books and Book Chapters
  • Philip M. Ferguson, Chapman University
  • Dianne L. Ferguson, Chapman University
"How do we assure ourselves that [our severely disabled son] Ian is somehow contributing to all the choices that get made about what constitutes a good adult life for him? We have created new options for Ian and others as we have struggled to answer these ques-tions. We have also increased our understanding of what it means for someone who has a variety of severe disabilities to be adult."
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Palgrave Macmillan
  • Curriculum,
  • History,
  • Professionalism,
  • Program Development,
  • Special Education

This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of a chapter accepted for publication in Instruction of Students with Severe Disabilities (4th ed.), edited by M.E. Snell. The definitive publisher-authenticated version may differ slightly.

Palgrave Macmillan
Citation Information
Ferguson, P. M., & Ferguson, D. L. (1993). The promise of adulthood. In M. E. Snell (Ed.), Instruction of students with severe disabilities (4th ed.) (pp. 588–607). Columbus, OH: Macmillan.