ERIC Number: ED212104
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Reference Count: 0
The Preparation of Disabled Young People for Adult Society.
Australian Schools Commission, Canberra.
Ten papers address issues in preparing disabled students for life after school. The Education Standing Committee of the New South Wales Advisory Council on the Handicapped collected the papers as a way of contributing to the International Year of Disabled Persons. "The Parent's Role in the Life of a Child with a Disability" (N. Rigby) considers help which parents require and which they can offer. "The Disabled Person and the Community" (C. Blakers) examines community attitudes and influences on those attitudes. The New South Wales Anti-Discrimination Board presents "The Role of Government in the Life of the Disabled Child," a discussion of governmental provisions on the commonwealth, state, and local level. A. Scott ("Technology, Employment, and the Disabled") describes technological devices to aid vision, hearing, speech, and mobility problems. In "The Place of Diagnosis, Early Intervention and the Definition of Handicap," P. Berry addresses such issues as the effectiveness of early intervention and confusion in incidence and prevalence rates. "Special Education and Preparation for Employment" (J. Reid) considers primary and secondary school programs as well as work experience programs. Similarly, M. Hauritz, et al., "The Role of Vocational Training in Preparing Disabled Youth for Independent Living," focus on the relationship of the educational system to employment options for disabled adolescents. In "Tertiary Education for Disabled Students," R. Rees reviews findings from a survey of difficulties faced by disabled college students in Australia. V. Weidenbach asserts that "The Role of the Arts in the Preparation of Handicapped Young People for Adult Society" includes aesthetic, sensory, and leisure skill development. The final paper, "Sport and Recreation for the Disabled" by W. D. Walsh and J. G. Anson, describes policies of state governments in Australia toward sport and recreation for disabled persons. (CL)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Schools Commission, Canberra.