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7/28/2009 1 Class 3: *Genetic and developmental disabilities July 29, 2009 “Genetic and developmental disabilities” y Occur prior to birth, during birth, or in very early childhood y Includes: y Mental retardation y Down Syndrome y Fragile X Syndrome y Pervasive Developmental Disorders y Autism y Asperger’s Disorder 2 Impact on families y The first crisis: learning about the diagnosis for the first time y Emotional reactions and typical phases y “What did we do wrong?” y Social stigma 3 Support needed y Facts, information y Diagnosis y Prognosis (expected long term outcomes) y “Will my child ever be ‘normal’? y Emotional support y Learning to predict emotional responses y Dealing with the disappoinment y How to participate in the child’s rehabilitation treatment y Strategies to deal with parents’ depression, anxiety
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Unformatted text preview: 4 Factors in successful coping for parents y Strong marital or partner relationships y Strong religious affiliation y Good social support network, including peer support and advocacy organizations y Financial stability y Previous experience with disability or illness in self or another family member 5 Family ‐ centered care: y Needs are addressed in collaboration with child and family y Assessing and building on strengths y Utilizing informal support (extended family friends, neighborhood, church) as well as formal services y Empowerment of child and family—able to understand legal rights and find help without always relying on professionals 6...
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