ERIC Number: ED276197
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-May
Reference Count: 0
Past and Present Implications for Rehabilitation. Section I.
Anderson, Elizabeth H.; Fenderson, Douglas A.
This document contains two papers about past and present implications for rehabilitation given at a national conference on the needs of the nonwhite disabled population. In the paper "Rehabilitation for the Nonwhite Disabled: A Formidable Challenge," E. Anderson states that blacks are overrepresented among the handicapped in America. Through discussion of the impact of federal cutbacks on handicapped minorities and of negative attitudes toward the handicapped, Anderson calls for intense advocacy by those who work with, support, and represent the minority handicapped. In the paper "Redefining the Unacceptable," D. Fenderson presents a historical overview of the emerging role of rehabilitation and related services and how they have evolved to reflect conventional approaches. The formation of the National Institute of Handicapped Research, and its funding options designed to support grants to improve services to special populations, are highlighted. (CB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Walker, Sylvia, Ed. And Others. 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); see EC 190 962.