ERIC Number: ED232038
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
International Year of Disabled Persons, 1981. Report to the President.
Federal Interagency Committee for the International Year of Disabled Persons, Washington, DC.
Activities of the Federal Interagency Committee (FIC) during the 1981 International Year of Disabled Persons (IYDP) are highlighted. In chapter I, a management report provides the goals established by the FIC, how they were met, and the processes used to meet them. Agency actions are reported in chapter II. The superior accomplishments of five agencies are illustrated--those of the Social Security Administration, Veterans Administration, Food and Drug Administration, Interior, and Housing and Urban Development. IYDP activities conducted in the areas of prevention and rehabilitation, demonstration projects and programs, awareness, and program accessibility and research are then described. Chapter III summarizes responses to a self-assessment of the FIC through a questionnaire directed to the 45 participating federal agencies. Chapter IV is a report on the disabled consumer participation programs developed by federal departments and agencies. It documents the functions or components of an effective consumer participation program and several administrative structural models that support those functions. Recommendations are made for the development and strengthening of the programs. Appendixes, amounting to over one-half of the report, include the United Nations resolution, the United States Congress resolution, a summary listing of selected agency/departmental actions, and models of consumer participation. (YLB)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Agency Role, Committees, Demonstration Programs, Disabilities, Federal Government, International Relations, Models, Objectives, Participation, Prevention, Program Descriptions, Public Agencies, Rehabilitation, Research, Self Evaluation (Groups), World Problems
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Federal Interagency Committee for the International Year of Disabled Persons, Washington, DC.