This article integrates a case study in progress, being the first of a trilogy which aims to understand the role that a family, with their beliefs and perceptions, has in the development of their child's potential. It is intended to promote a greater understanding of the family as an active subject in the definition of an action strategy. Processes and effects of the intervenients’ resilient action are described, when supporting the family reorganization, enhancing the acceptance of the diagnosis, rejecting it, however, as a life sentence, basing all of their intervention on unconditional love, in the celebration of a different child and the belief in his/her unlimited potential. This article contextualizes the child's problem; the preparatory phase traced by the parents; the outlined intervention model and the characterization of all the intervenients, including their perceptions and motivations. This phase was based on the qualitative method and semi-structured interviews and focus groups were used.

Published in: Canada International Conference on Education, 2017

  • Date of Conference: 26-29 June, 2017
  • DOI: 10.2053/CICE.2017.0200
  • Electronic ISBN: 978-1-908320-83-4
  • Conference Location: University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada