ERIC Number: ED264673
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
Reference Count: 0
An Advocacy Curriculum (9-12) for Total Career Development and Independent Living Skills for Handicapped Students. Final Report and Curriculum.
American Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities, Inc., Washington, DC.
This final report summarizes a three-year project to develop and field test an advocacy curriculum designed to teach secondary-level disabled students (mentally retarded, emotionally disturbed, learning disabled, physically disabled, visually and hearing impaired) their rights and responsibilities under recent legislation, the various service systems they will need to use, and how to gain access to them. Contents include methods and procedures (broken down by project year and including a summary of project objectives and accomplishments), results of the field test, and conclusions. Among appendices are needs assessment survey forms and results, a sample inservice training workshop agenda, a field test plan, and evaluation procedures. Included as the final appendix is the 356-page advocacy curriculum or trainer's guide, which includes general guidance as well as eight instructional units: advocacy in the life functioning systems (an introduction and overview), application of advocacy to the individual system, education, employment, housing, transportation, human and social services, and recreation. (JW)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Innovation and Development.
Authoring Institution: American Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities, Inc., Washington, DC.
Note: The curriculum is authored by Jane Ann Razeghi, and others.