ERIC Number: ED200795
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
International Aspects of Rehabilitation of Disabled Persons: Policy Guidance for the 1980s. A Report of the Mary E. Switzer Memorial Seminar (5th, New York, New York, November 10-12, 1980).
Perlman, Leonard G., Ed.
This publication contains five action papers presented at the New York City seminar on November 10-12, 1980. Each paper is presented separately as a chapter organized according to this format: summary comments; the paper itself; selected excerpts of reviews, comments, and questions of the Fellows who wrote and presented the papers; and summary of recommendations. These topics are considered in the papers: (1) institutions/service systems for disability prevention and rehabilitation; (2) prevention of human disabilities and recommended policies and practices for the 1980s; (3) the reality of disability and its socioeconomic impact on the third and fourth worlds, including twelve principles underlying application of the rehabilitation process in any society, practical suggestions for implementing the process in developing countries, and list of needed research; (4) integration of disabled persons into their society; and (5) overview of mechanisms which have currency in dissemination of rehabilitation information with appended lists of 2 agencies concerned with disability and/or information dissemination. A final section presents excerpts of reviews and comments from international rehabilitative and health care experts on the five action papers. (YLB)
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Developing Nations, Disabilities, Information Dissemination, Legislation, Medical Services, National Organizations, National Programs, Needs Assessment, Policy, Prevention, Program Development, Program Implementation, Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Programs, Research Needs, Social Integration, Socioeconomic Influences, Staff Development, Vocational Education, Vocational Rehabilitation
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Handicapped Research (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Rehabilitation Association, Alexandria, VA.