ERIC Number: ED170984
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
He Will Lift Up His Head: A Report to the Developmental Disabilities Office on the Situation of Handicapped Navajos and the Implications Thereof for All Native Americans.
Haskins, James S.; Stifle, J. M.
Issues involved in education of handicapped Navajo children are examined. Background sections contrast the history of treatment for the handicapped in America with the treatment received by handicapped Navajos. Unemployment, substandard housing, lack of accessibility within the reservation, overpopulation, language barriers, and the relationship of the Navajo nation to the US government are all explained to make the situation of handicapped Navajos unique. Reasons for the poor quality of education in the Navajo nation are traced largely to defects in the BIA (Bureau of Indian Affairs) system. The need for more on-reservation facilities for handicapped Navajos is stressed. Existent programs are briefly described, as are pertinent federal laws. Health care needs are listed, including needs for early childhood screening, diagnosis, and intervention. Housing and employment considerations are also briefly addressed. (CL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Human Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.