ERIC Number: ED234526
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Participation of People with Disabilities: An International Perspective. Selected Papers from the 1980 World Congress of Rehabilitation International (Winnipeg, Canada, June 22-27, 1980).
Miller, Kathleen S., Ed.; And Others
Selected papers from the 1980 World Congress of Rehabilitation International Meeting on the participation of disabled people are presented. The papers address the rights of the disabled, the organization and functions of consumer groups, the impact of consumer involvement on rehabilitation and related services, social implications of the consumer participation movement, and the coming together of the disabled throughout the world. Titles and authors include the following: "Self-Determination of Handicapped People" (M. Fritsch); "The Right to All Types of Information" (K. Karlsson); "The Right to Work: A Political Issue" (B. Lindqvist); "Consumer Groups: Their Organization and Function" (A. Simpson); "Organizing an Action Group" (J. Simkins); "Trade Union Participation" (L. Maguire); "Handicap Councils: A Swedish Experiment" (L. Gardestrom); "Participation of Handicapped People in the Planning, Implementation and Management of Rehabilitation Services" (P. Blommestijn); "Policy Issues in Independent Living Rehabilitation" (D. Galvin); "Higher Education Opportunities" (K. Konkkola); "The Disabled Consumer Movement: Policy Implications for Rehabilitation Service Provision" (J. Derksen); "Towards Full Political Participation" (B. Carlsson); and "Disability Rights Issues: The Role of Advocacy in Government (E. Fiorito). (SW)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accessibility (for Disabled), Activism, Advocacy, Agency Role, Daily Living Skills, Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Information Needs, International Educational Exchange, Intervention, Lobbying, Organizational Objectives, Organizations (Groups), Personal Autonomy, Political Issues, Program Development, Rehabilitation, Social Action
Publications, University Center for International Rehabilitation, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824 ($4.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Handicapped Research (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rehabilitation International, New York, NY.; Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Univ. Center for International Rehabilitation.
Identifiers: Canada; Consumers; England; Finland; France; Ireland; Sweden; United States; West Germany