ERIC Number: ED234567
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jul
Reference Count: 0
An Interdisciplinary Curriculum to Meet the Needs of Developmentally Disabled Children.
Childs, Theodore F.
Three regional workshops held by the Alabama Center for Higher Education to sensitize minority professionals to the severely involved population and to encourage participation of minority professionals in the developmental disabilities service system are described. Background information on P.L. 94-142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act, is presented, and implications for blacks and traditionally black institutions of higher education are considered. A core curriculum in developmental disabilities based on knowledge of normal growth and development and on the importance of interdisciplinary teamwork is described. Aberrations in normal development as represented by mental retardation, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism, blindness, and auditory disability are discussed. Five courses are outlined which provide basic growth and development information along with field experience. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Council for Exceptional Children National Conference on the Exceptional Black Child (Atlanta, GA, July 24-27, 1983).