ERIC Number: ED112592
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Proceedings of National Conference on Housing and the Handicapped (September 10-12, 1974, Houston, Texas).
Lavine, Eileen M., Ed.
Presented are proceedings from the first National Conference on Housing and the Handicapped (Houston, 1974) sponsored by Goodwill Industries to develop methods for improving housing facilities for the handicapped. E. Noakes's paper deals with such basic housing needs as homes planned for independent living to which services can be delivered and homes planned for congregate living with appropriate services provided inhouse. Responses to the topic from E. Weinrich and R. LaPierre cite prejudicial attitudes as major problems for the handicapped. Provisions of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 are related to the needs of the handicapped by M. Jackson, and responses to his address are given by L. Kirk and K. Arneson. Alternate housing models are reviewed, including programs in Fall River, Massachusetts, and Fargo, North Dakota. P. Roos proposes principles for normalizing the housing for handicapped people, including providing a range of options and minimizing obstacles. E. Fiorito and M. Thompson suggest ways to achieve the goal. Considered by J. Shover are responsibilities of public and private organizations in providing housing, and comments regarding her presentation are offered by C. Gueli and E. Leonard. Listed are recommendations adopted by four conference discussion groups. In the concluding address, A. Adams calls for a coalition to develop a national housing strategy. Included in four appendixes are a list of conference participants and special provisions for the handicapped, disabled and elderly of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. (CL)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Conceptual Schemes, Conference Reports, Exceptional Child Services, Handicapped Children, Housing, Housing Deficiencies, Models, Normalization (Handicapped), Physical Environment, Psychological Needs, Social Bias
Health and Education Resources, Incorporated, 9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Maryland 20014 ($2.00 prepaid)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC. Div. of Developmental Disabilities.
Authoring Institution: Goodwill Industries of America, Inc., Washington, DC.