ERIC Number: ED210893
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Reference Count: 0
On Being Hispanic and Disabled: The Special Challenge of an Underserved Population: Report of a Conference (Chicago, Illinois, June 13-15, 1981).
Dixon, Gregory, Ed.; Bridges, Catherine, Ed.
The conference report contains the keynote address and presentation summaries of a June, 1979, conference on the identification, counseling, and training of disabled Hispanic Americans. The conference was sponsored by Partners of the Americas and the Illinois Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and included administrators, professionals, and citizen advocates from vocational rehabilitation, special education, and related fields from the nine states with the largest Hispanic populations and from Puerto Rico. The keynote address by G. Olivarez, Director of the Community Services Administration, stresses the value of coalitions of community based Hispanic and disability related organizations. Presentation summaries are organized into the following categories: outreach, psychological evaluation/diagnosis, rehabilitation counseling plan development, training/placement, and international resources. Among conclusions of the conference are the following: Hispanics are underrepresented among recipients of vocational rehabilitation services; programs that have been successful with Hispanics have done so through unconventional means through outreach to communities and families in a personal way; and psychological tests and other evaluation tools for the assessment of Hispanic persons remain generally inadequate. Results of the conference included the establishment of a task force to examine and lobby for the needs of disabled Hispanic Americans. Appended are the conference agenda and list of participants. Also appended is a report on data relating to disability among Hispanics including education, health, employment, income, special education, and vocational rehabilitation data. (DB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Partners of the Americas, Washington, DC.; Illinois State Board of Vocational Education and Rehabilitation, Springfield.
Note: Appendixes B and C have been removed due to poor print and/or considerable copyrighted pages.