ERIC Number: ED219505
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: 0
Women and Rehabilitation of Disabled Persons. A Report of the Mary E. Switzer Memorial Seminar (6th, Washington, D.C., November 16-18, 1981).
Perlman, Leonard G., Ed.; Arneson, Kathaleen C., Ed.
This publication contains five action papers, as well as reaction to them, from a seminar on women and rehabilitation. The papers consider women both as professionals in the field of rehabilitation and as consumers of rehabilitation services. In the first two papers, Carolyn L. Vash, Martha M. Carrick, and Tamara Bibb explore the employment status of disabled women, and describe the problems they have faced in attempting to gain access to benefits and services. In both papers, it is implied that disabled women face the same types of discrimination as other women, but in more exaggerated forms because of their double handicap. In the third paper, Bobbie J. Atkins examines the problems faced by disabled women who are members of minority groups and makes recommendations to overcome these barriers. The last two papers of the conference, by Joan Thompson Barker and Denise C. Tate, focus on women as leaders in the field of rehabilitation (history, current status, law, and economics), exploring why women professionals are paid less than their male counterparts and have higher unemployment and how women can influence the rehabilitation of women in other parts of the world. Tributes to and biographical information about Mary E. Switzer are also included in the seminar papers. (KC)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Rehabilitation Association, Alexandria, VA.