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ERIC Number: ED185744
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Learning Disability: Not Just a Problem Children Outgrow.
President's Committee on Employment of the Handicapped, Washington, DC.
Three papers concerning learning disabled adults and a list of resources available for disabled people are presented. The first paper, "Colin's Own Story," was written by a 16 year old learning disabled individual, and recounts his struggles and what it is like to be learning disabled. Two poems by the author further describe his emotions and feelings about life with his disability. In the second paper, "Learning Disabled Adults Face the World of Work," Dale Brown, a learning disabled adult, describes the problems this population faces in obtaining and retaining employment. The author relates that among the problems a learning disabled person must cope with are perceptual disabilities which cause such problems as accident proneness and trouble learning a sequence of tasks. The final paper by Lynn Park, "Forming a New Organization for Adults with Learning Disabilities," traces one woman's experiences, leading her to found the Association of Learning Disabled Adults, which is designed to educate the public and provide counseling and referral services. A short list of resources for further information on learning disabilities is provided. (PHR)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adults, Employment Problems, Learning Disabilities, Social Experience
President's Committee on Employment of the Handicapped, Washington, DC 20210
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: President's Committee on Employment of the Handicapped, Washington, DC.