ERIC Number: ED132780
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Thinking/Learning/Doing Advocacy: A Report on the National Advocacy Project of United Cerebral Palsy Associations, Inc.
Dickman, Irving R., Comp.
Described is the National Advocacy Project of the United Cerebral Palsy Association involving demonstration projects and model programs advocating the legal and human rights of the person with a developmental disability and his family. Goals and objectives of the project are listed as follows: improving the effectiveness of agencies and services to disabled children and adults; involving community residents; training and educating professionals, community residents, and consumers in the advocacy approach; identifying and testing advocacy approaches leading to necessary legislation; self-evaluation of the effectiveness of each project model and its components; disseminating the results of the project; and promoting replication of successful models, components, and techniques. Descriptions of project model sites in New York State, San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties, and Milwaukee; and replication sites in Greater Kansas City, Rhode Island, and Illinois are given. Problems and ways to involve consumers are discussed, and guidelines for program development are provided. Appendixes include advocacy model goals and objectives, copies of pamphlets, a list of legal issues, and a list of resource materials. (IM)
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Civil Liberties, Delivery Systems, Demonstration Programs, Developmental Disabilities, Disabilities, Guidelines, Legislation, Models, Ombudsmen, Program Descriptions, Program Development
United Cerebral Palsy Association, Inc., 66 East 34th Street, New York, N.Y. 10016
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD.; Office of Human Development (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Developmental Disabilities.
Authoring Institution: United Cerebral Palsy Association, New York, NY.