A Qualitative Study of Individuals with Special Needs and Their Families

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2022-05-04
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Toth, Xana
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The research on individuals with special needs and their families lacks the eclectic voices of the family. This study presents a qualitative questionnaire to individuals with special needs and their family members to understand what each has experienced from their unique point of view within their family: parent, sibling, and self. In the responses collected from four participants through a snowball sampling method via Facebook, four themes were found: communication, closeness, advice, and advocacy. The four themes were present in each family member’s experiences and had impact on their perception of their family. Further, the findings have larger implications on society.

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