ERIC Number: ED231983
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Sep-2
Reference Count: N/A
Handicapped Individuals Services and Training Act. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Select Education of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, Ninety-Seventh Congress, Second Session on H.R. 6820 (St. Paul, Minnesota and Loretto, Minnesota).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
This document is a transcript of hearings concerning the Handicapped Individuals Services and Training Act that would provide funds for operation of the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults, the Vinland National Center for Health-Sports and Physical Fitness for Handicapped Individuals, and other projects and services for the deaf and handicapped persons. During the hearings, professionals who work with handicapped persons--program directors, rehabilitation services directors, handicapped persons, and public citizens--expressed their support for the services that this bill would provide, detailing some of the benefits that the programs already in existence have given and citing the need for additional services. One service in particular that would be dropped if the act is not passed is that of film captioning for deaf persons. Some of the witnesses questioned the need for the Vinland Center. They thought its cost would be excessive and its services duplicative; others supported the Vinland Center. The transcript also contains prepared statements submitted by the witnesses and other concerned persons, along with the text of the act. (KC)
Descriptors: Deinstitutionalization (of Disabled), Disabilities, Educational Needs, Federal Legislation, Hearing Impairments, Normalization (Handicapped), Physical Disabilities, Postsecondary Education, Program Implementation, Rehabilitation Centers, Rehabilitation Programs, Visual Impairments, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.