ERIC Number: ED200794
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
The Role of Vocational Rehabilitation in the 1980's: Serving Those with Invisible Handicaps Such as Cancer, Cardiac Illness, Epilepsy. A Report of the Mary E. Switzer Memorial Seminar (3rd, Denver, Colorado, June 5-7, 1978).
Perlman, Leonard G., Ed.
This publication includes six action papers presented at the Denver, Colorado, seminar on June 5-7, 1978. Three disability categories highlighted in the seminar are the topics of the papers: cancer, cardiac illness, and epilepsy. There are two papers devoted to each category of disability, one focusing on action for eliminating barriers to employment and community participation and another focusing on action for improving socialization and family support and methods for reducing stigma and negative attitudes. Each paper, presented as a separate chapter, is headed by an excerpt or two from critiques of the Action Papers by the eighteen Fellows who wrote the papers. Following each pair of chapters is a list of implications for action in the training of personnel, program and policy development, service delivery, research, and legislative initiatives, as distilled from the consensus of the Fellows. The final chapter deals with the commonalities of the "invisible handicaps." (YLB)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Cancer, Change Strategies, Community Involvement, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Epilepsy, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Family Involvement, Family Relationship, Heart Disorders, Legislation, Needs, Needs Assessment, Participation, Policy Formation, Program Development, Research Needs, Services, Social Bias, Social Discrimination, Socialization, Special Health Problems, Staff Development, Vocational Education, Vocational Rehabilitation
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Cancer Inst. (NIH), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: National Rehabilitation Association, Alexandria, VA.
Note: For a related document se CE 028 601.