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  • Study: Many parents of children with disabilities don’t make care plans

    Fewer than half of parents of children with disabilities develop plans to ensure that their child’s needs will be met in the event of the parent’s or other caregiver’s death, University of Illinois special education professor Meghan Burke found in a recent nationwide survey.

    Fewer than half of parents of children with disabilities develop plans to ensure that their child’s needs will be met in the event of the parent’s or other caregiver’s death, University of Illinois special education professor Meghan Burke found in a recent nationwide survey.

     

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  • Editor’s notes:  To reach Meghan Burke, call 217-300-1226; email meghanbm@illinois.edu.

    The paper “Identifying the correlates and barriers of future planning among parents of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities” is available from the News Bureau.