Social Practice and Community Construction on Mental Retarded People (A Case Study on Disgranda “Raharjo” Social Rehabilitation Center of Sragen)

Yulia Ayu Astuti, Yulius Slamet, Ahmad Zuber


This research aimed to explain social practice and community’s construction on mental retarded people in Disgranda “Raharjo” Social Rehabilitation Center of Sragen. This research employed a qualitative method with case study research. The result of research showed that social practice of mental retarded people, having attended counseling and rehabilitation, changed. Mental retarded people with idiot category still have dependent practice,  semi-dependent practice and independent practice.  The social practice of mental retarded people affected the community’s construction on the mental retarded people. It was indicated with the community’s acceptance to the mental retarded people; the more independent the mental retarded people, the better is the community’s acceptance.

Keywords: mental retarded, social practice, social construction

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