ERIC Number: ED209793
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Taking Charge of Your Life: A Guide to Independence for Teens with Physical Disabilities.
Parents Campaign for Handicapped Children and Youth, Washington, DC. Closer Look.; Center for Independent Living, Inc., Berkeley, CA.
Written by disabled persons and intended for teenagers with physical disabilities, the booklet focuses on ways to become more independent. Family relationship are examined and suggestions are made for overcoming feelings of dependence and dealing with parents' overprotectiveness. The disabled teenager's social life, including dating and developing friends, is considered. Suggestions for coping in a regular school are made, and the importance of joining in regular activities is emphasized. Career choice, college decisions, vocatonal rehabilitation services, and job interviews are among topics covered in a final chapter. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Parents Campaign for Handicapped Children and Youth, Washington, DC. Closer Look.; Center for Independent Living, Inc., Berkeley, CA.