Perceptions of Social Networks by Adults Who Are Deafblind
American Annals of the Deaf
Findings are presented from a descriptive qualitative study of 10 adults who were deafblind who were interviewed about their social lives. Additional data were collected from a discussion board and e-mails from the study participants. Three findings emerged from the data: (a) Navigating adaptations was a significant part of socialization. (b) Gaps existed in work, family, and formal support networks. (c) The participants drew upon resiliency and advocacy to manage these gaps.
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Arndt, K., & Parker, A. (2016). Perceptions of social networks by adults who are deafblind. American Annals of the Deaf, 161 (3), 369–383.