The aim of the speech is to analyze the problem of the functioning of families in which the Person (Child) with disabilities is present. The theoretical part will present the evolution of views on coping with the situation of stress and the burning out of forces in families, the possibilities of help and systemic changes in the social realities from the segregation model to the social inclusion model. People with disabilities. Next, the methodological assumptions of family research conducted since 1994 will be presented. The empirical part will present the results of research carried out until 2019. They will allow to present changes that have occurred in the social image of families at this time.
Prof. Malgorzata Sekulowicz is a head of Department of Education and Rehabilitation of Children with Intellectual Disability. Also she is director of Autism Research Center and at the University of Lower Silesia in the Institute of Special Education in Wroclaw. She is professor in the Maria Grzegorzewska University in Warsaw Since 2010 she is a member of the Polish National Council for Higher Education. Decision of the Minister of Science and Higher Education is a Polish representative in European Network on Teacher Education Policies. Since 2015 she is a member of the Scientific Council of the Institute for Educational Research. Prof. Sekulowicz is a member of many scientific societies (associations) and a member of several editorial boards of scientific journals. Her main scientific interests include the six following areas: 1. Early intervention system for children w special needs; 2. Social and cognitive problems of children with an intellectual disabilities and with autistic spectrum disorder, the possibilities of the support and the help; 3. Family stress, ways of coping and burnout; 4. The integration and inclusion of new ways to help children with disabilities; 5. The competencies and skills of teachers and the risk of burnout and its causes. Malgorzata Sekulowicz is the author of more than 90 articles and monographs