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Indigenous and Informal Systems of Support Navajo Families Who Have Children with Disabilities

R. Cruz Begay, Richard N. Roberts, Thomas S. Weisner and Catherine Matheson
Bilingual Review / La Revista Bilingüe
Vol. 24, No. 1/2, Helping Individuals with Disabilities and Their Families: Mexican and U.S. Perspectives (January-August 1999), pp. 79-94
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25745650
Page Count: 16
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Abstract

There are two complimentary systems that operate to fulfill needs of Navajo families who have children with disabilities. One is the indigenous adaptive system and the other is the bureaucratic system that has been instituted nationally in the United States. The authors describe the informal, indigenous system of family support.

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