ERIC Number: ED213223
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Proceedings from the Three Day Conference and Mini-Grant Program on Cross-Training for Teacher and Specialist Educators in Special Education, Occupational and Continuing Education, Vocational Rehabilitation and Guidance (Albany, New York, January 25-27, 1981).
Capital Area School Development Association, Albany, NY.
The report documents activities of a 3 day conference to promote cross training and dialogue among New York State teachers, specialist educators, professors, state officials, and agency representatives involved in the education of handicapped children and adults. Summarized are presentations by Dr. Frank Bowe on issues of advocacy, the impact of the November 4th elections on special education programs, and useful strategies for advocates of the disabled; by Dr. Alan Abeson on the past, present, and future of special education with particular emphasis on the passage and implementation of P.L. 94-142 (the Education for All Handicapped Children Act); and by Dr. Wolf Wolfensburger on the limitations of the law. Twelve concurrent workshop sessions are briefly described which cover such topics as creative uses of computers with severely handicapped children, updating college faculty on the education of the handicapped, the role of parents in special education, sex education and the disabled, and continuing education for developmentally disabled adults. Also provided is a summary of papers presented by college and university faculty members. Appendixes, which make up over half the document, consist of a listing of conference participants by department/discipline, a table on the Capital Area School Association personnel preparation network/resource exchange, a roster of $500 minigrant awards, a conference evaluation summary, and a summary of the outcomes of the minigrant program. (SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office of Occupational and Continuing Education.; New York State Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, Albany.
Authoring Institution: Capital Area School Development Association, Albany, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York