ERIC Number: ED294343
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Sep-14
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of the Special Problems and Needs of American Indians with Handicaps Both On and Off the Reservation. Volume II: Individual Reports. Volume III: Appendices.
O'Connell, Joanne Curry, Ed.
Five individual study reports included in this volume detail a project to determine the prevalence of disability among American Indians, to identify special problems of American Indians related to vocational rehabilitation, and to survey the extent of cooperative effort among programs conducted under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The first report provides an overview of the American Indian population and the influence of the Indian culture on individuals with disabilities. Subsections address socioeconomic characteristics, educational status, health status, unemployment status, tribal membership, government policies, and policy implications for the disabled. The second report is an analysis of the prevalence of disability among American Indians using school based data. A high prevalence 5% to 9% of learning disablities was found. The next report used health related data to analyze the incidence of disability among American Indians and concludes that American Indians lose 1.5 times the number of years of life as all races combined through age 65. The fourth report provides an analysis of labor market participation of American Indians and the implications for rehabilitation, including an unemployment rate about five times higher than that of the overall population. The final report looks at the nature and extent of cooperative efforts by state vocational rehabilitation programs for disabled Indians. Cooperative agreements had been or were planned to be established in ten states. Volume III which comprises the appendices to Volume II is attached. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northern Arizona Univ., Flagstaff. Native American Research and Training Center.; Arizona Univ., Tucson. Native American Research and Training Center.
Note: For related documents, see EC 202 509.