ERIC Number: ED052581
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Research and Education: Top Priorities for Mentally Ill Children. Proceedings of the Second Annual Meeting and Conference of the National Society for Autistic Children (San Francisco, California, June 24-27, 1970).
Park, Clara Claiborne, Ed.
The proceedings of the Second Annual Meeting and Conference of the National Society for Autistic Children begin with three brief statements regarding the Joint Commission on Mental Health of Children. Following are the keynote address by Edwin W. Martin concerning the rhetoric and reality of the Federal response to the educational needs of handicapped children, and other addresses on the strengths and weaknesses of operant conditioning techniques for the treatment of autism (O. Ivar Lovaas), autism as a deficiency in context-dependent processes (Karl H. Pribram), the autistic child as teacher and learner (Frank M. Hewett), and the Institute for Child Behavior research study of high dosage vitamins as a method of treating severely mentally ill children (Bernard Rimland). Workshop presentations and parent panels included cover such topics as the Edison Responsive Environment (or talking typewriter) used with autistic children; problems of management, training, and education as discussed by parents of autistic children of various ages; federal resources; how to work with state legislatures; a public school program for autistic children; and the Irish Society for Autistic Children. A list of eight recommended films is included. (KW)
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Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Services and Mental Health Administration (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: National Society for Autistic Children, Syracuse, NY.