ERIC Number: ED165728
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: N/A
Library Services to the Mentally Retarded.
Forer, Anne-Marie; Zajac, Mary
The L.I.F.E. (Learning Is for Everyone) project conducted by the Altoona Public Library from September 1975 to June 1977 sought to increase library services for the mentally handicapped of all ages. The L.I.F.E. collection of instructional materials includes toys, games, puzzles, books, magazines, records, multimedia kits, films, and conventional print materials for the mildly to profoundly retarded as well as a resource collection for parents, teachers, advocates, and the general public. Specific programs include films and discussion groups for parents, story hours, films, dramatics, hobby clubs, and holiday events for retarded patrons, and special programs for children and young adults which attempt to foster understanding of their retarded peers. As a result of the experiences in the planning and operation of these programs, suggestions for the development of similar programs are presented along with media selection criteria and a listing of resource agencies and specific instructional materials. (JVP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Library, Harrisburg.