ERIC Number: ED316006
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Summary of the National Forum on HIV/AIDS Prevention Education for Children and Youth with Special Education Needs (Reston, Virginia, January 31-February 2, 1989).
Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.; American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Reston, VA. Association for the Advancement of Health Education.
Representatives from more than 25 national organizations and governmental offices assessed the state of education for prevention of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) in light of the needs of special education students. This forum report provides presentation highlights and summarizes small group discussions and forum conclusions. The following presentations are highlighted: "Centers for Disease Control--Overview of the Division of Adolescent and School Health and HIV and AIDS Prevention Education" (Dave Poehler); "The Council for Exceptional Children--Overview of Exceptional Students" (Frederick Weintraub); "Association for the Advancement of Health Education--Comprehensive School Health Education" (Gus Dalis); and "Pediatric HIV/AIDS--Epidemiological Overview" (Michal Young). Small group discussions focused on determination of the extent to which children and youth with handicaps are at risk for HIV infection, identification of the most appropriate curricular delivery approaches to meeting the HIV/AIDS prevention education needs of children and youth with handicaps, and determination of the extent and methods by which prevention education needs of this population currently are being met. Conclusions and recommendations in the areas of policy, training, curriculum, and instruction are presented. A list of forum participants and a list of 25 suggested readings conclude the report. (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control (DHHS), Atlanta, GA. Div. of Adolescent and School Health.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.; American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Reston, VA. Association for the Advancement of Health Education.