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Choices with Handicap Children

Published November 15, 2007        by Nicole

A generation ago, children with severe handicaps often died of complications, if not of the handicap itself.  Some without ever even touching their baby receiving blankets. Handicapped children were consigned to institutions, where most had little chance of developing.  Handicaps were hidden away, not discussed.  Today, attitudes are changing.  Parents, are now encouraged to keep all but the most profoundly handicapped children at home.  Fewer full-time residential institutions are available and state and local agencies provide more technical and financial support services directly to families.  In most states, foster care is available for families who do not feel they can cope with the burden of a disabled child. Technological advances in medicine have enabled doctors to surgically Read more