Families' care work during the transition from school to post-school for children with severe disabilities

Murray, S 2007, 'Families' care work during the transition from school to post-school for children with severe disabilities', Family Matters, vol. 76, pp. 24-29.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title Families' care work during the transition from school to post-school for children with severe disabilities
Author(s) Murray, S
Year 2007
Journal name Family Matters
Volume number 76
Start page 24
End page 29
Total pages 6
Publisher Australian Institute of Family Studies
Abstract Family members provide the vast majority of care for young people with disabilities. This article considers the care provided by parents during a child's transition from school, based on in-depth interviews with mothers of eight young women aged 16-24 years, with severe or profound disabilities, from regional areas of Tasmania and suburban areas of Victoria. The mothers describe their efforts to find suitable day programs and the changes in government health and financial services offered once the child is considered to be of adult age. Unlike non-disabled young people leaving school, severely disabled young people and their families do not experience a transition as such, but rather a continuation of care and dependence.
Subject Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) care
disability
families
children
leaving school
social policy
Copyright notice © Copyright 2000 Australian Institute of Family Studies.
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