Title

Perceptions of Social Networks by Adults Who Are Deafblind

Published In

American Annals of the Deaf

Document Type

Citation

Publication Date

Summer 2016

Abstract

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.

Description

*At the time of publication Amy T. Parker was affiliated with Western Oregon University

DOI

10.1353/aad.2016.0027

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/21806

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