ERIC Number: ED233125
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Exceptional Adult Advisory Council Handbook.
Taylor, Michael; Alligood, Jay J.
Based on the experiences of the Center for Community Education in Clay County, Florida, this handbook is intended to show how to integrate the needs of exceptional adults and the services designed for handicapped persons by including individuals in the planning process through their presence on advisory councils. Following an introduction that offers background information about community education and a rationale for including handicapped persons on the advisory councils for community education programs, the guide contains seven sections. The first section presents an outline of the handbook, with the guide's information summarized in detail. The second section suggests methods for recruiting advisory council members, while the third section reminds those responsible for recruiting handicapped board members to beware of architectural barriers to their services. The next three sections provide practical tips for setting up the advisory structure and conducting meetings as well as suggest model by-laws for advisory boards. The final section describes the IDEA Council System Model, used in the Clay County Center for Community Education, as an example of how to implement the handbook's suggestions in an educational program for exceptional adults. The model includes a flow chart of the system and a sample questionnaire for blind and visually impaired adults. (KC)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Adult Education, Adult Programs, Adults, Advisory Committees, Building Design, Community Education, Deinstitutionalization (of Disabled), Disabilities, Exceptional Persons, Group Homes, Guidelines, Meetings, Mental Retardation, Models, Normalization (Handicapped), Participative Decision Making, Physical Mobility, Program Development, Recruitment, Visual Impairments
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Clay County Board of Public Instruction, Green Cove Springs, FL.