ERIC Number: ED333644
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Barrier Free: Serving Young Women with Disabilities.
Marks, Linda; Rousso, Harilyn
The manual is intended to assist community agencies to fully integrate young women with physical or sensory disabilities in community programs and activities provided for nondisabled youth. It provides six training modules, two designed to help staff members examine their attitudes about working with disabled young women and four focusing on special issues facing this youth population. Covered are: (1) personal consciousness raising about women and disability; (2) professional consciousness raising about women and disability; (3) independent living (considers how physical limitations compound developmental issues around independence); (4) career exploration (explores how gender and disability stereotypes limit career choices and develops strategies to expand options); (5) sexuality (overviews how disability affects sexuality); and (6) role models (offers strategies for incorporating disabled female role models into agency programs). Each training module contains two to four group discussion exercises. Also listed are a variety of resources including: materials developed by the Networking Project for Disabled Women and Girls; books by and about the lives of disabled women; training materials on issues of women and disability; and materials on accessibility, employment, sexuality, independent living, and mainstreaming. (DB)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Career Exploration, Community Programs, Consciousness Raising, Disabilities, Females, Hearing Impairments, Independent Living, Physical Disabilities, Role Models, Sexuality, Social Integration, Staff Development, Visual Impairments, Young Adults
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: YWCA of New York City, NY.