ERIC Number: ED216489
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Improvements in Attitudes Toward Learning Disabilities During the International Year of Disabled Persons.
Scheffelin, Margaret Merrick
A survey of presidents of 21 local chapters of the California Association of Neurologically Handicapped Children--Association for Children with Learning Disabilities was conducted to investigate improvements in attitudes during the International Year of Disabled Persons (IYDP), the positive changes brought about by IYDP community activities, and actions which should be taken to build on the positive effects of community activities. Participants were administered a specially designed instrument, Attitudes Towards Learning Disabilities Survey. Among findings were that positive changes in attitudes were noted toward persons with learning disabilities as well as in the persons themselves, positive changes were attributed only in part to the effects of community activities in carrying out the theme of IYDP, and recommended actions included talks and demonstrations at meetings of community groups. A copy of the survey instrument is appended. (SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: California; International Year of Disabled Persons
Note: Paper presented at the International Conference of the Association for Children with Learning Disabilities (Chicago, IL, March 3-6, 1982).