ERIC Number: ED117908
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Avenues to Change: A Coordinator's Guide for Training Citizen Advocates.
National Association for Retarded Citizens, Arlington, TX.
Intended for coordinators of citizen advocacy programs for mentally retarded persons, the guidelines developed by the Association for Retarded Citizens provide an overview of training sequence and procedures, suggestions for two training sessions, and topics for followup activities. Listed are training objectives (including defining the role of citizen advocates), and analyzed are the steps involved in screening, training, matching the advocate to the mentally retarded protege, and providing followup inservice training. Descriptions of two sample training sessions include information on such topics as a basic orientation to mental retardation, the normalization principle, community resources, and resource materials for the citizen advocate. Objectives, references, approaches, and materials are suggested for followup training on such aspects as current trends in legislation and poverty and retardation. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: National Association for Retarded Citizens, Arlington, TX.