The study describes friendship and acquaintanceship patterns of 47 families (of which 9 had handicapped children) attending an integrated day care program. Families of children with handicaps were more likely to become friends with other families of children with handicaps than with families of normally developing children though they desired broader acquaintanceships. (Author/DB)
Friendship and acquaintance among families in a mainstreamed day care center
Bailey, D., & Winton, PJ. (1989). Friendship and acquaintance among families in a mainstreamed day care center. Education and Training in Mental Retardation, 24(2), 107-113.