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ERIC Number: ED149492
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-May
Pages: 308
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The White House Conference on Handicapped Individuals: Volume II. Final Report. Part C. May 23-27, 1977.
The three-part final report documents recommend recommendations and resolutions and summarizes the work of more than 700 delegates to the White House Conference on Handicapped Individuals, May 23-27, 1977, in Washington, D.C. It is emphasized that the primary purpose of the conference was to give persons with mental and/or physical disabilities an opportunity to voice their concerns and vote on recommended solutions to problems. Part C reprints verbatim the recommendations approved during the conference and the resolutions affirmed in a poll taken by mail after the conference. Approzimately 150 recommendations and resolutions are listed for the following issues: health, education, social, special, and miscellaneous concerns. Resolutions cover such areas as national health insurance and planning, early identification and diagnostic services, and screening programs, (health concerns); preschool evaluation services, funds for vocational education, and enforcement of Education For All Handicapped Children Act (educational concerns); developing positive attitudes, portrayal of handicapped in advertising, and recreational programs and facilities (social concerns); Section 501 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act, affirmative action and employment, and sheltered workshops (economic concerns); library services, mainstreaming, and sexuality of handicapped individuals (special concerns); and commendation of the Carter administration, exclusion of alcoholism and drug abuse from handicapping conditions, and parent participation (miscellaneous concerns). (DB)
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock No. 040-000-00388-6; sold in 3 volume sets only)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: See EC 103 351 and EC 103 352 for other parts of the final report and EC 101 392 for the awareness papers developed for the conference