ERIC Number: ED026774
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jun-20
Reference Count: 0
A Planning Study for a Cooperative State-Wide Orientation and Mobility Program for the Blind in Oregon. Project Report.
Multnomah County Intermediate Education District, Portland, OR.
An introduction on blindness is followed by a summary of the initial planning grant proposal for cooperative statewide orientation and mobility program for blind children. Background, development, and utilization of mobility-orientation training are discussed in conjunction with educational programs, guide dogs, canes, mobility readiness, instruction, guidelines, and recent research. Four organizations described are the Special Services Section of the State Department of Education, the Portland Regional Facility for the Blind, the Oregon Commission for the Blind, and the Oregon State School for the Blind. Considered are the incidence and prevalence of blindness; out-of-state programs mentioned include Catholic Charities of Chicago, Hines Veterans Hospital, Detroit Public Schools, Fernald State School, and Perkins School for the Blind. Recommendations and proposed schedule of implementation, concluding statements, and time schedule of project events are presented; also included are a 41-item bibliography, the planning grant application, and letters of support. (LE)
Descriptors: Administration, Blindness, Cooperative Programs, Demography, Educational Needs, Exceptional Child Services, Federal Aid, Guidelines, Incidence, Mobility Aids, Partial Vision, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Proposals, State Agencies, State Programs, Travel Training, Visual Impairments, Visually Handicapped Mobility
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Multnomah County Intermediate Education District, Portland, OR.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title III; Oregon