Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Educational Leadership


Life in the military for most, families is an interesting and enjoyable experience. It offers an opportunity to make many friends, meet interesting people, travel to new places, and live in foreign countries. For the family with a handicapped child these advantages can turn into disadvantages and be an additional area for concern. Frequent moves, long separations, and the strangeness of new communities can cause worry and apprehension. Not knowing what is available for their special child at the next duty station can lead to additional stress and lower the morale of the family.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of Special Education and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright Ruth A. Harrington December, 1976