ERIC Number: ED126652
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Perspectives on Public Awareness.
Trohanis, Pascal, Ed.; Richman, Gary, Ed.
The authors of six chapters focus on areas in which state Developmental Disabilities (DD) Planning Councils have had persistent problems and explore new opportunities for effective DD Council action. Included are papers with the following titles: "Changing the Imagery of DD Citizens in the Media" by S. Diamond (who describes the need for communicators to examine carefully their own feelings as a necessary first step in modifying the media imagery of citizens who are, like her, developmentally disabled); "Planning a Public Awareness Program" by D. O'Connell (who addresses the program components of goals, strategies, audiences, messages, and assessment); "Idaho Child Find and Public Awareness Activities" by L. Gibbs (who reports on a state program to provide early screening, diagnosis, and evaluation of infants and preschoolers who are developmentally disabled); "Ten Ways to Meet the People and Make Them Yours" by L. Wiseman (who presents guidelines for open siting of community based programs); "Consumer Involvement in Communication Activities" by V. Russock and E. Pattison (who examin some of the communication activities of consumers in the area of designing and implementing a community based approach); and "A Filmmaker's Thoughts on Film Production Concerning the Developmentally Disabled" by J. Stanfield (who provides responses, in question-answer format, to frequently asked questions concerning public awareness). (SB)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Human Development (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Developmental Disabilities.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Frank Porter Graham Center.