Intellectual Disability in the Family

The birth of a child with a disability often changes the lives of all family members. Of course, this is true for any birth, but the birth of a child with a disability comes with challenges that are often not present with the birth of a child without disabilities. This is not to say that this experience for family members is negative. It is true that early literature does speak of negative family experiences, but in the past generation, this attitude has changed and the models of family life are painted with themes of adaptation and resilience. A historical review of the literature starts this entry and is followed with a review of the literature on the current themes of research on family life and ...

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