ERIC Number: ED339756
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Building Bridges to Independence: Proceedings of the National Conference: Employment Successes, Problems, & Needs of Black Americans with Disabilities (Washington, D.C., 1988).
Walker, Sylvia, Ed.; And Others
This conference was the first nationwide meeting focusing on issues concerning the employment of black Americans with disabilities. These issues are significant because one working-age black in seven has a disability. The conference goal was to explore ways to reduce or eliminate barriers to employment preparation services and to identify methods to facilitate employment opportunities. The following papers were presented at the conference: (1) "An Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Perspective" (C. Thomas); (2) "A Rehabilitation Services Administration Perspective" (J. Dart); (3) "A National Council on the Handicapped Perspective" (L. Frieden); (4) "A Health and Human Services Perspective" (J. K. Elder); (5) "Critical Factors in the Employment Successes of Black Americans with Disabilities" (M. E. Wilson, Jr.); (6) "Public/Private Partnerships To Facilitate Career Success for Minority Persons with Disabilities" (I. W. Hopkins); (7) "Session Summary" (E. Williams); (8) "Effective Approaches to the Education of Black Americans with Disabilities" (M. L. Walker); (9) "Education: Implications for the Black Family" (G. F. Wolinsky); (10) "Effective Approaches to the Education of Black Americans: A Response" (B. Hardaway); (11) "Session Summary" (J. Simmons); (12) "Rehabilitating Black Americans Who Are Disabled" (B. J. Atkins); (13) "Poverty, Race, and Disability" (H. L. Thornhill and D. A. HoSang); (14) "Session Summary" (M. G. Ross); (15) "Communication and Networking: Vital Links in the Rehabilitation and Employment of Black Americans with Disabilities" (E. H. Anderson); (16) "Vital Links in the Rehabilitation and Employment of Black Americans with Disabilities: A Response" (Y. W. Galiber); (17) "Session Summary" (J. King); (18) "Toward Economic Opportunity and Independence: A Goal for Minority Persons with Disabilities" (S. Walker); (19) "Effective Approaches to Education and Economic Independence for Black Americans with Disabilities: A Response" (C. V. Thorne); (20) "Session Summary" (A. M. Banner); (21) "Media Portrayal of Black Americans with Disabilities: Stepping Stones or Stumbling Blocks" (S. Kapur and R. H. Ruffner); and (22) "Session Summary" (R. H. Ruffner). Photographs of presenters taken at the conference are included. (SLD)
Descriptors: Adults, Blacks, Disabilities, Disability Discrimination, Economically Disadvantaged, Education Work Relationship, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Employment Programs, Labor Market, Minority Groups, Poverty, Racial Discrimination, Rehabilitation, Trend Analysis, Underemployment
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities, Washington, DC.; Howard Univ., Washington, DC. Center for the Study of Handicapped Children and Youth.
Identifiers: Independence Training