Couples With Intellectual Disabilities Talk About Living and Loving

Schwier interviewed 15 couples, asking them to tell the story of their relationships, work, and intellectual disabilities. A short history of each couple precedes the account told in their own words. Romance, parenthood, and enduring marriages are all part of these autobiographies, meant to offer encouragement to those with similar conditions and to broaden the awareness of others. A fine project that points out the legal and social barriers faced by people with intellectual disabilities as well as their emotional and physical needs, conceived by the parent of a 20-year-old son with Down syndrome.

© 1994 Schwier, Karin Melberg
Audience: Parent, Professional