ERIC Number: ED231161
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Consumer Education for Disabled Persons.
Nemeth, Cheryl; Del Rogers, James
The curriculum provides consumer information on five topics to increase independence and effectiveness of physically disabled (PD) persons in the marketplace. Noted is development of the curriculum as part of a 3 stage county educational program in San Diego, California, including incorporation of findings from a needs assessment survey of PD and able bodied individuals. Each chapter focuses on one of the five topics. All chapters usually consist of a short introduction, results of the needs assessment survey, consumer information, suggested activities to increase experience, and recommended resources for further information. Following are topics and examples of chapter content (in parentheses): housing (information on procedures for finding and modifying a home); transportation (information on city buses, door to door transit service, taxicabs, and airline travel); purchasing goods and services (information on purchasing and servicing an adapted vehicle); leisure and entertainment (information on attending plays, films, movies, and concerts); and social service agencies and organizations (information on seven community and four government agencies). (MC)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Consumer's Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: San Diego County Dept. of Education, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California (San Diego)