The Professional’s Role as Advocate
We live in a culture that places great value on individual achievement and ingenuity. Throughout our lives we are educated to develop our potential without emotional or professional support. Indeed, to experience a need for such support often provokes a vague sense of guilt or shame, even if our need is legitimate or beyond our control. Nothing illustrates this emphasis on self-reliance more dramatically than having a disabled child.
KeywordsAutistic Child Nursery School Supplemental Security Income Respite Care Early Intervention Program
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