The Role of the Family and the Community in the Socio-Professional Integration of Graduates with Intellectual Disabilities


  • Loredana Elena Secrieriu


socio-professional integration, intellectual disability, socialization, economic independence


The social integration of people with disabilities must be achieved as early as possible in order for future professional integration to be achievable. Children with disabilities must have an adequate education, which will support them for further development, be adapted to what each one can and especially be pleasant and determine the beneficiary to "give" what is best in him. A society is all the more developed as it pays more attention to vulnerable groups, an indication that we are with our fellow human beings in the deadlock and try to keep them close. Education is always in a permanent restructuring and development, an eternal reform, justified by the dynamics of society. After the 1990s, with the democratization of schools and equal opportunities, education paid more attention to children with disabilities and / or other SEN. The absence of socialization on young people with disabilities makes them largely dependent on their family and the school environment they attended. This is mainly felt after the age of 18-20, when they leave the education system and try to integrate professionally. Even if they have a degree of independence, they cannot always cope without the support of their family. The role of the family is fundamental, both in terms of medical and psychological recovery and in terms of integration and education for society. A child may be abandoned in a corner of the bed, becoming compulsively swaying or, on the contrary, may be enrolled in school, taken to a psychologist, speech therapist, doctor, socially integrated. After graduating from school, parents will try to solve the problem of professional integration, provided they are supported and have access to the basic information needed to go through this process. "Where am I? Who should I address? What possibilities do I have? What are the prospects? Where can I find this information?” – These are just a few questions that bother the legal representatives of people with disabilities.