ERIC Number: ED244443
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
International Year of Disabled Persons: The Story of the U.S. Council for IYDP.
National Organization on Disability, Washington, DC.
The report summarizes the efforts of the U.S. Council for the International Year of Disabled Persons (IYDP) during the Council's 28-month existence. Introductory sections briefly cite the increase in the number of disabled persons in the United States and trace progress since World War II. The IYDP concept is examined in terms of its initial inception during a conference at Gallaudet College in 1979; preparation during 1980; and the responses of local towns, counties, and cities through the Community Partnership Program. Examples of local activities are cited. The role of national voluntary organizations, state agencies, corporations, religious organizations, the education community, U.S. Congress, and the media is highlighted. A summary of activities of the U.S. Council for IYDP lists projects, a communications program, the Institute for New Challenges, and the final IYDP conference in 1981. Worldwide IYDP activity is briefly noted. (CL)
Descriptors: Community Attitudes, Disabilities, Industry, International Programs, National Programs, Program Development
National Organization on Disability, 2100 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., #232, Washington, DC 20037 ($9.50, quantity discount available).
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Organization on Disability, Washington, DC.