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Adolescents with Multiple Disabilities: Concerns of Urban Families

Sandhya Limaye, Madhura Nagchoudhuri


Adolescents with multiple disabilities pose significant challenges for parents. This
paper is based on data collected from focus group discussions with parents about their
concerns related to adolescents with multiple disabilities in Navi Mumbai. The focus
group discussions were conducted with 20 fathers and 22 mothers. The findings reveal
issues related to dependency, behavioural problems, difficulties in communicating
emotions and needs, and concerns about the future.

Key Words:multiple disabilities, adolescents, concerns, parenting


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