ERIC Number: ED067796
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
International League of Societies for the Mentally Handicapped: Symposium on Volunteers.
President's Committee on Mental Retardation, Washington, DC.
Presented are six brief papers (three to five pages) from a symposium focusing on roles which volunteers can play for mentally retarded persons in terms of direct service, community leadership, and motivation of governments toward acceptance of responsibility. The papers examine the following issues: the roles of volunteers as innovators, coordinators of services and programs, expeditors, and advocates; volunteer youth organizations in the United States, Canada, and Sweden; leadership training programs for volunteers; the relationship between volunteers and professionals; the importance of social action to educate and mobilize the community; and the necessity of cooperative efforts with governmental agencies. The International League of Societies for the Mentally Handicapped is explained. Included is a declaration on the rights of mentally retarded persons. (GW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.; National Association for Retarded Children, Arlington, TX. South Central Regional Office.
Authoring Institution: President's Committee on Mental Retardation, Washington, DC.
Note: Symposium on Volunteers, Philadelphia, October 18-22, 1971