ERIC Number: ED310580
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-May
Reference Count: N/A
The Parent Empowerment Packet (PEP).
Shank, Patricia A., Ed.
This packet, a product of the Advancing Educational Techniques (AET) Project, addresses the theme of empowerment on the part of those working with children who are differently able. The first section explores the concept of empowerment as addressed in current literature and includes an annotated bibliography. Other sections of the packet focus on: (1) concepts used in viewing the family as a system; (2) issues confronting siblings of differently able children (with a resource list for siblings); (3) development of social skills in disabled children (again with bibliography); (4) family support; (5) Public Law 94-142 (the Education for All Handicapped Children Act), focusing on parental rights and responsibilities, the parent/school relationship, legal aspects and their implications for the provision of related services, and appeals cases; (6) the Individualized Education Plan (with sample form); (7) electronic networking with computers, centering on the SCHOLE system developed at Boston University; and (8) advocacy organizations and agencies, advocacy and recreational services in Massachusetts, and employment/vocational rehabilitation agencies. The last section contains several worksheets and instructions for their use, including the Primary Contact list, the Telephone Log, a Positive Contacts form, the Problem Solving Worksheet, and an activity description with form called "Our Family's Action Plan." There is also a brief article on the effective use of films for family discussion. The appendices include the Statewide Needs Assessment Instrument employed in an initial survey conducted under the auspices of the AET project, and a journal article reprint titled, "The Parent-Child Activity Group: Using Activities to Work with Children and Their Families in Residential Treatment" by Gino DeSalvatore and Deborah Rosenman. (PB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Boston Univ., MA. School of Education.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education for All Handicapped Children Act