Disability Concerns

Cars, Guns, Aging, and “Giving Up the Keys”

Background and Objectives Age-associated changes can impair abilities forsafe driving and the use of firearms. We sought to examine multipleperspectives on reducing access to firearms, including similarities anddifferences compared to reducing driving. Research Design and Methods Onlinefocus groups and 1-on-1 interviews were conducted (November 2020 to May2021) in the United States with: older adults who [Read More...]

2023-05-16T13:17:28-04:00May 16th, 2023|

COVID-19: Evolving challenges and opportunities for residential and vocational intellectual disability service providers

The sustainability of service provision continues to be a challenge in the field of intellectual disability due to changes in delivery as part of intermittent or ongoing lockdown requirements during the COVID-19 global pandemic. There are many facets to this that may have temporary or permanent impacts not only on the sector, but ultimately for [Read More...]

2022-04-15T13:44:08-04:00April 15th, 2022|

Supporting Sleep and Health of Employed Parents with Typical and Exceptional Care Demands

Employed parents of children with disabilities and serious health conditions report high levels of stress increasing the level of risk for sleep and physical health problems. This study examines the influence of personal, family, and work supports on sleep and health. Conservation of resources theory and the continuum of dependent care model frame the conceptual [Read More...]

2022-03-29T15:35:57-04:00March 29th, 2022|

A framework for interconnected benefits of peer support for family members of people with disability

Peer support describes the process of giving and receiving support between people who share similar life experiences. It is commonly used by family members of people with disability, with positive outcomes. However, existing research tends to assume it has separate and discrete benefits, neglecting the subtleties of how the different outcomes may be interconnected and [Read More...]

2022-01-21T12:27:27-05:00January 21st, 2022|

Living Through the Pandemic: The Voices of Persons With Dementia and Their Caregivers

Social-distancing guidelines from the COVID-19 pandemic have potential to compound morbidity in persons with dementia (PwD) and increase caregiver burden. This qualitative study utilized semi-structured interviews between August-November 2020 to explore the impact of COVID-19 on PwD and caregivers. Conventional qualitative content analysis was used. Inter-coder reliability was confirmed using the kappa coefficient. Twenty-five interviews [Read More...]

2022-01-07T14:33:28-05:00January 7th, 2022|

How do daughters interpret care as a public issue? Exploring identity, emotion and discourse in the narratives of activist-inclined carers of older parents

This paper starts from the premise that family care work is more than an individual struggle – it is a public issue requiring collective engagement towards structural change. But how do carers themselves become engaged in forms of activism designed to achieve such change? In this paper, we present findings from an exploration into how [Read More...]

2021-09-17T02:24:38-04:00September 17th, 2021|

Refining a Taxonomy of Goals for Older Adults With Functional Limitations and Their Caregivers to Inform Care Planning

Purpose: The purpose of the study is to capture goals expressed by older adults with functional limitations and their caregivers. Methods: Through focus groups and interviews, 76 older adults with ≥1 activity of daily living limitation and 28 family/friend caregivers were asked about what mattered most to them and their goals for care. Transcripts were [Read More...]

2021-08-06T12:55:47-04:00August 6th, 2021|

Child protection services for children with special healthcare needs: A population record linkage study

Children with disabilities are known to have high rates of contact with child protection services. However, little is known about child protection contacts for a broader group of children with special healthcare needs (SHCN; i.e., special needs or other impairments of concern that affect learning). This study examined the characteristics of contact with child protection [Read More...]

2021-06-25T02:27:45-04:00June 25th, 2021|

Systemic knowledge at school entry: Learning from disabled children and their families

This article presents practical interpretation of an institutional ethnography, which examines the organization of young disabled children and their families. The article begins with an understanding that the experiences of young disabled children can teach us about the ways in which we organize around ability, and the power that is held by the institutions that [Read More...]

2021-05-28T13:20:51-04:00May 28th, 2021|

Perceived organizational support and work engagement of employees with children with disabilities

Purpose: The purpose of this research is to investigate the role of organizational support, as it is evidenced by supervisor's support and coworkers' support, in the work engagement levels of employees who are parents of children with special needs and disabilities (SND). Design/methodology/approach: The authors employed a self-administered survey questionnaire in Singapore and collected 224 [Read More...]

2021-01-28T18:05:13-05:00January 28th, 2021|
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