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The impact on the family of having a child with developmental disabilities in Taiwan: the interactional and social resource context.

Author: Chou, Y.-C; Palley, H.A.
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Date 1/1/98
Type Journal
Journal Title: Social-Development-Issues
Volume/Pages 20(3): 35-52
Subject Matter Asian Pacific Islander
Abstract Having a child with developmental disabilities for a Chinese family in Taiwan is not only impacted by the lack of a supportive social system including health, educational, financial, and care services, as is the case in many countries, but is also rooted in the traditional Chinese cultural context. The value of children in the Chinese cultural context is different from most Western cultures. This context exacerbates the stressors attached to having a family member with developmental disabilities. (Journal abstract.)