ERIC Number: ED044505
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Consumer Involvement in Rehabilitation.
A new approach to rehabilitation of the disabled and disadvantaged is necessary, but the problem of how to involve consumers and how to organize groups for community action is a big one. Moreover, citizen participation cannot be a substitute for basic improvement in the quality of service. Service agencies need to be decentralized and staff members need sensitivity training to reduce the gap between staff and client. This paper provides insight into the organization, goals, legal status, and techniques used by consumer participation programs. Related documents are available as VT 011 818 in this issue, and ED 037 878 and ed 038 790. (BH)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Responsibility, Disabilities, Poverty, Rehabilitation Programs, Sociocultural Patterns
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (HE17.20:R26/3, $.35)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Citizens Conference on Rehabilitation of the Disabled and Disadvantaged, Washington, DC.
Note: Published for the National Citizens Conference on Rehabilitation of the Disabled and Disadvantaged (Washington, D.C., Jun 24-27, 1969)