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ERIC Number: ED329673
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 76
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Partnerships and Linkages for Success. Enhancing the Employment Potential of Persons with Disabilities. Report of the Los Angeles Regional Conference (September 25-27, 1989).
Walker, Sylvia, Ed.; Asbury, Charles A., Ed.
This report provides highlights from a conference that focused on strategies for assisting minority youth with disabilities to face labor market challenges. An introduction lists conference objectives. Section I contains a profile of the high school students with disabilities who participated in the workshops. The profile includes demographic data, course preparations, and career interests. Data are analyzed for two student groups: students with disabilities who are pursuing a mathematics-science background and students who are pursuing a general studies background. Section II contains a summary of the highlights of the workshops. The following presentations are highlighted: "Effective Preparation and Recruitment of Minority Individuals with Disabilities: How Private Industry Can Meet the Special Employment Challenges of the 21st Century" (Paredes); "Special Issues for New Immigrants: A Closer Look at Language, Culture and Values" (Pi); "Building Coalitions for Social Change: How Government, Service Providers, Advocates and Private Industry Can Cooperate for Success" (Baird); "Critical Social and Family Issues: Creative Solutions for Family Needs, Gang Problems, and Substance Abuse" (Suro); "Changing Stereotypes and Myths about Disability and Ethnicity: Breaking Down Attitudinal Barriers to Employment" (Waxman); "Preparing Professionals to Work in Minority Communities" (Brodwin); "Attitudes and Image: How the Media Affects the Life and Employment of People with Disabilities" (Ludwig); "Community Resources to Support Employment Goals: The Importance of Integrated Community Support Services for People with Disabilities" (Wilson); "Update on Reasonable Accommodation: Helpful Assistance for Employers" (Steiner); and "Creative Partnerships for Effective Employment: Model National Employment and Training Programs" (Walker, Grant). Section III provides a summary of the overall conference evaluations. Section IV lists recommendations that are divided into these major categories: National Aeronautics and Space Administration involvement, community services and networking, dissemination and media involvement, and employment strategies. Section V contains photographic highlights of the conference. An appendix provides the Los Angeles Multicultural Disability Task Force Directory. (YLB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Governor's Office, Sacramento.; President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities, Washington, DC.; American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC.; Howard Univ., Washington, DC.; National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC.