ERIC Number: ED260525
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Building Community: A Manual Exploring Issues of Women and Disability.
Asch, Adrienne; And Others
Intended for feminist, educational, and disability rights groups, the manual examines the connection between discrimination based on gender and discrimination based on disability. Disability is addressed as a political, civil rights issue, a human relations issue, and as a personal experience. Background information on the disability rights movement and on the double discrimination faced by women with disabilities is considered. A format is presented for a 3-hour workshop to raise awareness about attitudes towards disability, parallel concerns of disabled and nondisabled women, the importance as role models of adults with disabilities, and disability as an equity issue. Workshop materials are provided, including biographical sketches of notable women with disabilities and discussions of action strategies for organizational change. Five readings on the topic are appended. (CL)
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Disabilities, Disability Discrimination, Females, Political Influences, Sex Discrimination, Social Bias
Educational Equity Concepts, 440 Park Ave. S., New York, NY 10016 ($8.50 plus $1.50 postage and handling; 20% discount for 10 or more copies).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ms. Foundation for Women, Inc., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Educational Equity Concepts, Inc., New York, NY.
Note: A part of the Women and Disability Awareness Project.