ERIC Number: ED085977
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Deaf Community Development: Legislative Involvement.
Lloyd, Glenn T., Ed.
Presented are eight papers given at a conference in 1973 to increase effective participation of the deaf community in the legislative process. Elmer Smith traces factionalism in governmental history to encourage the deaf in actively asserting their rights and responsibilities. Boyce Williams commends the deaf community for recent advocacy action at the federal level and suggests future focus on areas such as interpreter services, rehabilitation centers, and telecommunications. Joseph Owens Jr. explains the importance of direct contacts with legislators shaping legislation and dispels misconceptions about lobbying. Irvin Schloss discussed how the American Foundation for the Blind functions to favorably influence policymakers and legislators in the executive, judiciary, and legislative branches of the federal government. Speaking for the state level, Norm Silver makes practical suggestions such as joining an organization for the deaf to obtain desired laws. Henry Warner considers the Social Security Amendments of 1972 in terms of social services, the supplemental security income program, medicaid, vocational rehabilitation, and implications for deaf persons. J. Sugarman, describes welfare provisions as they pertain to the federal supplemental security income program, assistance standards, state options, eligibility verification, and political compromise. Noted are suggestions for action such as presenting views at hearings. Included are lists of participants and resource personnel. (MC)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York Univ., NY. Deafness Research and Training Center.