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Adolescents with Developmental Disabilities and Their Families

Individual Bases of Adolescent Development

III. Challenges to Healthy Development

  1. Penny Hauser-Cram1,
  2. Marty Wyngaarden Krauss2,
  3. Joanne Kersh3

Published Online: 30 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479193.adlpsy001018

Handbook of Adolescent Psychology

Handbook of Adolescent Psychology

How to Cite

Hauser-Cram, P., Krauss, M. W. and Kersh, J. 2009. Adolescents with Developmental Disabilities and Their Families. Handbook of Adolescent Psychology. 1:III:17.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Boston College, Lynch School of Education, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

  2. 2

    Brandeis University, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Waltham, Massachusetts

  3. 3

    University of Massachusetts at Boston, Center for Social Development and Education, Boston, Massachusetts

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 OCT 2009

Abstract

  • Introduction
  • Developmental Disabilities: Definitions and Federal Policy
  • Health and Well-Being of Adolescents with Developmental Disabilities
  • Theoretical Models of Adolescent Development: Applications to Adolescents with Developmental Disabilities
  • Families of Adolescents with Developmental Disabilities
  • Future Directions
  • Conclusions

Keywords:

  • federal policy;
  • civil rights;
  • sense of self;
  • self-agency;
  • peer network;
  • parent relationships;
  • family impacts;
  • positive impacts;
  • instrumental involvement