ERIC Number: ED214339
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Proceedings: National Meeting of Learning Disabled Adults (1st, April 30, 1980).
The proceedings of the 1980 first National Meeting of Learning Disabled (LD) Adults are presented. Topics focused on the history and current status of the consumer movement among LD adults. The concern of national and local LD groups with problems facing LD adults is traced, and current movements within ACLD (Association for Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities) to reflect these concerns are noted. Awareness and self advocacy issues are emphasized. Statewide groups of LD adults, such as Launch, Inc. in Texas, Time Out to Enjoy in Illinois, and the New York Learning Disabled Adult Organization are described. A discussion of challenges facing dyslexics is followed by reports of seven selected local LD adult groups (including Puzzle People in California, Georgia Association for Adults with LD, and Ohio Council of Learning Disabled Adult Section of ACLD). (CL)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: President's Committee on Employment of the Handicapped, Washington, DC.