ERIC Number: ED097967
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
How to Organize an Effective Parent Group and Move Bureaucracies.
Des Jardins, Charlotte
This easy-to-read booklet for parents of handicapped children, contains information on how to organize parent groups to move bureaucracies toward providing better services for handicapped children. Included are suggestions for choosing effective leaders, lobbying for results, using various media, setting up classes in public schools or starting a private school, organizing a coalition, providing funds, and keeping the group together. Sample letters and numerous practical suggestions are given. Information on the Co-ordinating Council for Handicapped Children, a volunteer organization concerned with the special needs of handicapped children, is provided. (ED)
Descriptors: Bureaucracy, Community Organizations, Handicapped Children, News Media, Organizational Development, Parent Associations, Parent Participation, Parent Responsibility, Political Power, Special Education, Volunteers
Co-Ordinating Council for Handicapped Children, 407 South Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60605 ($1.50, plus $0.10 postage)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Co-Ordinating Council for Handicapped Children, Chicago, IL.