ERIC Number: ED329673
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
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)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Community Resources, Cooperation, Disabilities, Employer Attitudes, Employment Potential, Employment Practices, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), High School Equivalency Programs, High Schools, Immigrants, Job Training, Minority Groups, Recruitment, School Business Relationship, Vocational Education, Youth, Youth Problems
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: 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.