Arnold Birenbaum

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The relationship between poverty and risks associated with childhood disability were explored. I examined some recent findings in various states regarding people who have remained dependent on Temporary Assistance for Needy Persons for support and the national prevalence studies of disability among children, derived from the National Longitudinal Transition(More)
The 1985-86 data from 308 children and young adults under age 25 with autism and from 326 with severe or profound mental retardation can be compared to national data from the 1980 MNCUES and the 1987 NMES because the methods are similar. These data provide detailed answers to the questions, what health care services are used? what are the expenses? Who pays(More)
Building upon Goffman's idea of a courtesy stigma (a stigma acquired as a result of being related to a person with a stigma), I examined how family members maintain community ties while coping with a child who clearly disvalues them. In the early 1970s, I reported that parents develop strategies to make an unmanageable problem manageable. In this paper the(More)
There has been a revolution in the past 50 years in the United States in the care and education of children born with disabilities. The revolution started with the Education of All Handicapped Children Act, first passed and lightly federally funded in 1975 and now called the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), reauthorized initially in 2002.(More)
The impact on 357 newly licensed pharmacists, graduates of two colleges, of efforts to turn pharmacy into a clinical profession, was examined by way of a self-administered questionnaire. Perceptions and expectations about work, differences in consulting practices, relationship between practice and attitudes, and the presence or absence of an identifiable(More)