ERIC Number: ED238229
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Reaching Out: Achieving Community Involvement with Developmentally Disabled Children: A Step by Step Approach.
Blackard, M. Kay; Barsh, Elizabeth T.
Intended for parents of developmentally disabled children, the handbook provides information on speaking to community groups. The parent speaker program is designed to correct public misconceptions about disabilities, help people learn more about disabilities, and share practical information. The first section of the handbook provides basic information on mental retardation, epilepsy, autism, and cerebral palsy; reviews myths and stereotypes; and highlights aspects of federal laws and financial assistance. Suggestions for delivering the basic talk are offered. The second section includes fact sheets on mental retardation, cerebral palsy, autism, epilepsy, blindness, and deafness. Each fact sheet considers incidence, etiology, characteristics, management and resources. The third section lists resources for specific disabilities. Suggestions for getting started as a parent speaker touch upon making contact with the community and reaching out to other parents. Appended is a guide designed to help establish parent speaker programs. (CL)
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Public Speaking
Willoughby Wessington Publishing Co., P.O. Box 911, Mercer Island, WA 98040 ($9.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Parent Speaker Program