ERIC Number: ED276196
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-May
Reference Count: 0
Equal to the Challenge: Perspectives, Problems, and Strategies in the Rehabilitation of the Nonwhite Disabled. Proceedings of the National Conference of the Howard University Model to Improve Rehabilitation Services to Minority Populations with Handicapping Conditions (1984). Monograph Series Number Two.
Walker, Sylvia, Ed.; And Others
The proceedings of a 1984 conference on improving rehabilitation services to minority populations with handicaps contains 24 papers grouped into six sections. Two papers in the first section focus on changes which have occurred in the rehabilitation systems and current challenges. The second section, which focuses on research, contains five papers that explore innovative approaches, social support in disease and disability, frequency and distribution of disabilities among Blacks, and service delivery issues at referral and closure. Section III contains four papers which discuss medical and sociocultural aspects of disability such as Blacks and physical disability and the role of disabled Hispanics. The impact of media, technology, and assistive technologies on the nonwhite disabled population is considered in the three papers in Section IV. The fifth section discusses preparation of professionals and career development for the disabled and contains five papers which look at college based training, the training of speech-language pathologists, access for nonwhite disabled students to community colleges, nontraditional career approaches, and a New York work experience program. The final section contains five papers which pertain to the development and utilization of community-based resources, support systems (the Black church, local resources), and political means, and advocacy mechanisms to promote rehabilitation of the nonwhite disabled. (CB)
Descriptors: Adaptive Behavior (of Disabled), Blacks, Career Development, Disabilities, Educational Media, Educational Needs, Educational Resources, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Incidence, Information Services, Minority Groups, Professional Development, Rehabilitation Programs, Social Support Groups, Sociocultural Patterns, Socioeconomic Influences, Vocational Rehabilitation
Center for the Study of Handicapped Children and Youth, 2900 Van Ness St., N.W., Holy Cross Bldg., Suite 100, Washington, DC 20008 ($12.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Handicapped Research (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Howard Univ., Washington, DC. School of Education.
Note: Proceedings of the National Conference/Training Workshop "Meeting the Challenge of Providing Rehabilitation to Nonwhite Persons with Disabilities" (November 7-9, 1984). For selected papers see EC 190 963-966.