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ERIC Number: ED012991
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Sep-26
Pages: 15
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STATEMENT OF GEORGE W. FELLENDORF BEFORE THE MARYLAND COMMISSION TO STUDY EDUCATIONAL NEEDS OF HANDICAPPED CHILDREN.
FELLENDORF, GEORGE W.
THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL ASSOCIATION FOR THE DEAF URGED THAT THE STATE OF MARYLAND CONTINUE TO INVESTIGATE NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE AREA OF EDUCATION OF THE HANDICAPPED. HE RECOMMENDED THAT CONTINUAL REVIEW AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF NEEDS BE MADE BY REGIONAL SUBCOMMITTEES, PROGRAMS BE COORDINATED BY AN ADMINISTRATOR AT THE STATE LEVEL, AND PARENT COUNSELING CENTERS BE ESTABLISHED. THE ULTIMATE GOAL OF PREPARING THE HANDICAPPED TO BE SELF-SUPPORTING, CONTRIBUTING MEMBERS OF SOCIETY MAY BE MET BY MORE AND BETTER OPPORTUNITIES FOR EDUCATION AT THE SECONDARY AND COLLEGE LEVEL, IMPROVED PROGRAMS FOR TRAINING TEACHERS OF THE HANDICAPPED, INCREASED ATTENTION TO THE NEEDS OF THE PRESCHOOL AGE CHILD, DEVELOPMENT OF NEW APPROACHES AND TECHNIQUES, AND ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAMS FOR THE HANDICAPPED. PROBLEMS OF THE LESS SEVERELY HANDICAPPED MUST NOT BE OVERLOOKED. ELEVEN SPECIFIC RECOMMENDATIONS DRAWN FROM THE TESTIMONY ARE LISTED. (JD)
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Authoring Institution: Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf, Inc., Washington, DC.
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