ERIC Number: ED185776
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Sensory Multihandicapped Program Planning Project. Final Report.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Planning and Research Branch.
The document presents the final report of the Sensory Multihandicapped Project, which planned a comprehensive program for the education of children who were sensory multihandicapped (deaf blind, deaf with other handicaps, or blind with other handicaps) in Alberta, Canada. Project activities included reviewing the literature, visiting sites serving the sensory multihandicapped in North America, communicating by letter with persons and agencies serving that population outside North America, soliciting briefs from the public, discussing the issues with public and private agencies serving the sensory multihandicapped in Alberta, and employing a number of consultants. The final report briefly outlines the project's operating plan, along with its working definitions, components, and general procedures. The bulk of the report consists of its recommendations. The general conclusion produced by the project was that the government of Alberta should proceed to implement educational, residential, resource, and support services for Alberta's sensory multihandicapped population. Appendixes include cost estimates of such a program, and an outline of the sequence of events for its implementation. (DLS)
Descriptors: Blindness, Deaf Blind, Deafness, Foreign Countries, Multiple Disabilities, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Resources, Services
Alberta Education, Planning and Research Branch, 9th Floor, Devonian Building, 11160 Jasper Ave., Edmonton, Alberta T5K 0L2 Canada.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Planning and Research Branch.