ERIC Number: ED221002
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
Reference Count: 0
International Symposium on Services for Young Disabled Children, Their Parents, and Families. Proceedings: Discussions and Implications for Future Activities (Washington, D.C., December 6-11, 1981).
Research Assessment Management, Inc., Silver Spring, MD.; United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
The document reports on a symposium, sponsored by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization), designed to develop strategies for improving educational, health, and social service to handicapped children and their families, particularly in developing nations. Section 1 is an overview of the background and organization of the symposium. Section 2 offers summaries of opening remarks and of the discussions of four topics: (1) identification, screening, assessment, and evaluation of young children; (2) programs for children and parents; (3) personnel training; and (4) the blending of medical, health care, education, and social services. Section 3 lists recommendations to UNESCO including that UNESCO incorporate an awareness of the problems of disabled children in all UNESCO work; that UNESCO make data banks, such as ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center), more available and accessible to developing countries; and that UNESCO identify networks which already exist and encourage them to expand their materials/ activities to include information about disabled children. A final section contains summaries of presentations from representatives of the following countries: Japan, Egypt, Ghana, Nigeria, United Kingdom, Uraguay, Jamaica, Camaroon, United States, Mexico, Pakistan, Denmark, and India. An agenda of the symposium and a profile of participants are appended. (SW)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Handicapped Research (ED), Washington, DC.; Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research Assessment Management, Inc., Silver Spring, MD.; United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).