ERIC Number: ED209984
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: 0
1981 Idea Handbook for Colleges and Universities: Educational Opportunities for Handicapped Students.
Tickton, Sidney G.; And Others
A compendium of innovative approaches, practical ideas, and notable programs devised by colleges and universities to provide or improve educational and career opportunities for physically, mentally, and developmentally disabled persons is presented. The examples describe what 166 colleges and universities have done to serve handicapped students, how they did it, and what the results were. Ideas are presented on the following areas: orienting disabled students to campus, delivering education to homebound students, establishing support services for disabled students, training personnel to work with disabled persons, adapting technical training for disabled students, increasing awareness about disabilities on campus and in the community, assisting disabled students prepare for employment, promoting recreational programs for disabled students, adopting technology to serve disabled students, forming disabled student organizations, exchanging program ideas among institutions, and raising funds to provide education to disabled students. An alphabetical listing by institutions of the 166 nominated programs are appended, along with principal contact name, address, and phone number. Summary descriptions of programs, approaches, and results for institutions that received certificates of achievement, information on special awards of computer equipment to create new careers for disabled persons, and information on special awards of $15,000 grants to advance employment of disabled persons also are appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Ancillary School Services, Awards, Career Development, College Environment, College Students, Counselor Training, Deafness, Developmental Disabilities, Disabilities, Employment Potential, Exceptional Persons, Faculty Development, Fund Raising, Higher Education, Home Instruction, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Mental Retardation, Physical Disabilities, Recognition (Achievement), Recreational Programs, School Orientation, Special Programs, Specialists, Student College Relationship, Student Needs, Student Organizations, Technical Education, Vocational Rehabilitation
Academy for Educational Development, 1414 Twenty-second Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20037 ($5.00, Prepaid).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA.
Authoring Institution: Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.