ERIC Number: ED205763
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr-27
Reference Count: 0
Issues & Insights. A Handicapped Awareness Resource Manual.
Herdin, Terence; And Others
Designed to assist colleges, school boards, and other educational institutions to offer awareness-oriented courses and workshops to both the general public and educational personnel, this package of resource materials describes print and nonprint materials relating to the needs of disabled adults. Outlined are issues and questions for discussion relating to public attitudes toward the handicapped; employability; environmental barriers facing the handicapped; and the special housing, recreation, and transportation needs of disabled adults. Discussed next are the special needs of adults with the following problems: deafness or hearing impairment, learning disabilities, mental retardation, physical handicaps, visual impairments, and other disabilities. The next section, Resources for Education, contains annotated lists of agencies and organizations; articles, monographs, and other print resources; books; and audiovisual materials relating to the needs of the disabled. Appendixes provide lists of achievement centers; a directory of colleges, universities, and school districts; and guidelines for planning a workshop. (MN)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accessibility (for Disabled), Adults, Annotated Bibliographies, Community Attitudes, Community Organizations, Design Requirements, Disabilities, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Educational Resources, Employment Potential, Hearing Impairments, Housing, Individual Characteristics, Individual Needs, Job Skills, Learning Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Organizations (Groups), Physical Disabilities, Physical Mobility, Postsecondary Education, Private Agencies, Public Agencies, Recreation, Rehabilitation Centers, Resource Materials, Student Attitudes, Student Needs, Transportation, Visual Impairments, Workshops
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: British Columbia Dept. of Education, Victoria. Continuing Education Div.
Authoring Institution: Camosun Coll., Victoria (British Columbia).