ERIC Number: ED233536
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Wheeling & Dealing: A Guide for Handicapped Consumers.
The resource guide is intended to aid disabled persons develop independence by presenting consumer information on all areas of the United States. A preface explains the need for consumer education by the disabled and the introduction describes the guide's purpose and format. Each subject is introduced with a 4-question self quiz and an explanation of topics to follow; then presented for comparison are questionnaire results from a Southern California survey of 431 disabled and 228 ablebodied persons on consumer skills and experiences. Provided for each subject is consumer information, suggestions to the disabled individual, and lists of resources. The following topics are covered: (1) goods and repair services, (2) housing, (3) local transportation, (4) long distance travel, (5) leisure and entertainment, (6) outdoor recreation, (7) community agencies, (8) government services, and (9) self-representation. A reference section provides space for 48 additional addresses and telephone numbers, and notes. (MC)
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Consumer's Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: San Diego County Dept. of Education, CA.