ERIC Number: ED327995
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jan
Self Determination National Conference (Arlington, Virginia, January 9-10, 1989).
Minnesota Governor's Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities, St. Paul.; Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Research and Training Center on Community Living.
Twenty-nine recommendations were compiled from ideas generated by participants at the National Conference on Self- Determination, which was called by the United States Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, with over half the participants having disabilities of some kind. The participants came with different perspectives, but they shared the experiences of being kept on the margins of society, being treated as if they were not whole people, and having choices made for them. The 29 recommendations focus on the government's role, the need for self-determination as an element of public policy, improving relations between disabled and nondisabled individuals, and developing model self-determination programs. Keynote addresses are reprinted, including"Self-Determination" by Nancy Ward, "Creating a New World of Opportunity" by Robert Williams, "Self-Determination at the Community Level" by Frank Bowe, and "Self-Determination: Influencing Public Policy" by Gunnar Dybwad. Includes 10 references. (JDD)
Descriptors: Adults, Disabilities, Government Role, Interpersonal Relationship, Personal Autonomy, Program Development, Public Policy, Self Advocacy, Self Determination
Institute on Community Integration, 6 Pattee Hall, University of Minnesota, 150 Pillsbury Dr., S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455 (free).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Governor's Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities, St. Paul.; Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Research and Training Center on Community Living.