ERIC Number: ED223050
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Practical Advice to Parents: A Guide to Finding Help for Children with Handicaps.
Scheiber, Barbara; Moore, Cory
The booklet offers information to help parents find resources for their handicapped children. Following a brief discussion of the difficulties of having a handicapped child is a chapter with tips about diagnosis. Among the suggestions offered are insisting on a clear and complete interpretation of all diagnostic reports and checking the library for books on helping the child at home. A chapter on educating the handicapped child deals with P.L. 94-142 (the Education for All Handicapped Children Act), guidelines for considering a specific program or working with the school system in developing an educational plan, tips for strengthening the parent-teacher relationship, and things to do when the school system has not provided the program your child needs. Another chapter considers some of the opportunities that are open to disabled individuals in the areas of higher education, vocational rehabilitation, employment, and independent living. Sources of financial support are addressed in the sixth chapter, while a seventh chapter mentions several information sources. The two final chapters discuss reasons for joining a parent group and changes in attitudes toward the handicapped. (SW)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Parents Campaign for Handicapped Children and Youth, Washington, DC. Closer Look.
Identifiers: Parent Materials