ERIC Number: ED100096
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
1980 Is Now: A Conference on the Future of Deaf-Blind Children.
Sherrick, Carl E., Ed.
Presented are a conference summary and 15 papers on the present and future service needs of deaf-blind (rubella) children and their parents. The conference summary contains recommendations for future activities; major points of agreement among conference members; synopsis of the papers presented; a review of discussion by conference participants; suggestions made by regional coordinators and other conference observers; and a chart to show hours per week per child needed for education, service, or training. Papers presented at the conference are grouped according to the following major themes: identifying and servicing the deaf-blind, current services and plans for expansion, characteristics of the population, legal aspects and model programs. Discussed in the papers are such topics as fragmentation of present service delivery programs; vocational training and research or sensory aids; teacher recruitment and training; the potential for development of skills in middle trainable, upper trainable, and middle educable deaf-blind children; legal precedents related to the developmental model of disability and the principle of normalization; and model programs for research, administration, evaluation, education, or treatment of the handicapped. (LH)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Centers and Services for Deaf-Blind Children.
Authoring Institution: John Tracy Clinic, Los Angeles, CA.
Note: For related information see EC 070 874