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Wang, Peishi; Michaels, Craig A. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2009
This descriptive study gathered quantitative and qualitative data about 368 families in the People's Republic of China who had children with severe disabilities to better understand (a) the perceived needs that families have, (b) the supports available to them, (c) any differences in perceived needs and support between mothers and fathers, and (d)…
Descriptors: Community Services, Family Needs, Mothers, Physical Disabilities
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McCabe, Helen – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2008
Although there is some reported research on the experiences of parents who have children with autism, very little is known about the experiences of parents in other countries--specifically, China. This study investigated the perspectives of parents on their experiences having children with autism in that country. Seventy eight parents completed…
Descriptors: Autism, Questionnaires, Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes
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McCabe, Helen – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2003
This article describes special education and early inclusion efforts in China. National projects and local examples of children with disabilities, including children with autism, being included in public schools and educated in general education classrooms are described. Implications for inclusive practice, focusing on the importance of parent…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Attitudes toward Disabilities, Autism, Comparative Education
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Meyer, Luanna H. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2003
This article discusses the importance of international perspectives in designing and promoting educational innovation and reform, cultural and financial limitations of imposing western special education inclusion principles and practices on developing countries, and special education practices in China, Vietnam, and Costa Rica. (Contains 2…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences