ERIC Number: ED245423
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Challenges of Emerging Leadership: Community Based Independent Living Programs and The Disability Rights Movement. Final Report.
The report is based on a 1982 conference on the status of independent living programs, community based programs run by disabled persons to provide advocacy and support services to the disabled community. The philosophy of independent living is reviewed and its attributes of community responsiveness, provision of support services and advocacy, and leadership of disabled persons in program design and management are considered. The origins of the independent living/disability rights movement is traced from the 1960's up to current policy conflicts over the federalization of independent living under the rehabilitation system. Crises facing the independent living movement are examined, dealing with funding and funding development, leadership development and direction, organizational development and management, service delivery and community needs, and public relations, education, and community support. A final chapter offers recommendations for addressing five major needs: support and technical assistance in operations and management, development of strategies for networking and communications, leadership development and training, research and policy development in independent living, and long-term planning. (CL)
Descriptors: Advocacy, Civil Rights, Community Programs, Community Resources, Disabilities, Philosophy, Program Development, State of the Art Reviews
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Educational Leadership, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Independent Living
Note: The report, produced by the Independent Living Leadership Strategies Project, is a product of the Conference on Independent Living (East Lansing, MI, July 25-30, 1982).