ERIC Number: ED231137
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Understanding Each Other and Getting On With Each Other: Report and Recommendations Presented by the National Commission of the Federal Republic of Germany on the Occasion of the International Year of Disabled Persons, 1981.
National Commission for the International Year of Disabled Persons, Bonn (West Germany).
The report presents recommendations resulting from a national reassessment of rehabilitation for the disabled in the Federal Republic of Germany. Described is the purpose of the reassessment, which was initiated by West Germany in response to the United Nations' goal of obtaining reports on the status of the disabled from member nations for the International Year of Disabled Persons. The current situation in West Germany is examined by a review of such legislation as the Severely Disabled Act of 1974 requiring reservations of six percent of workplaces for the severely disabled. Noted is the German government's role in forming the 100 member National Commission, which in turn, invited 700 experts to establish work groups, prepare objectives, define activities, and identify priority problems and recommendations. Explanations, objectives, and recommendations are provided for the following areas: (1) prevention, early diagnosis, and early assistance for children and adults; (2) medical rehabilitation; (3) education at preschool through university level; (4) vocational rehabilitation; (5) employment in the labor market and sheltered workshops; (6) environmental issues such as housing and transportation; (7) resettlement (i.e., integration); (8) the family; (9) sports; (10) specialist training; (11) special problems of five exceptionalities; (12) research and documentation; (13) public relations; and (14) fundamental recommendations such as development of social insurance. Listed are names of members of the National Commission and chairpersons of the coordinating group and the 13 working groups. (MC)
Descriptors: Building Design, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Educational Diagnosis, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment, Family Status, Federal Legislation, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Handicap Identification, Higher Education, Intervention, Medical Evaluation, Medical Services, Needs Assessment, Planning Commissions, Postsecondary Education, Prevention, Public Relations, Rehabilitation, Research, Special Education, Vocational Rehabilitation
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Commission for the International Year of Disabled Persons, Bonn (West Germany).
Identifiers: International Year of Disabled Persons; West Germany