ERIC Number: ED338002
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reaching Out to All People with Disabilities: A Guide for Consumer and Provider Organizations.
Edwards, Laura A.; Livingston, Rita
This guide is intended to help consumer and provider organizations develop programs to find and assimilate individuals with disabilities. The guide has five sections. Section 1 overviews the components of an effective outreach plan including timelines, a calendar of events, the media, success factors, problem prevention, and budgeting. Section 2 discusses potential audiences including: the general public, newly disabled people, and minority groups (e.g., African Americans, the elderly, rural populations, Native Americans). Section 3 explores the message the organization intends to convey and possible formats. The guide discusses referral sources, newsletters, public service announcements, and print media; radio and television publicity; columns and fillers; and electronic bulletin boards. Section 4 provides tips on helping individuals with disabilities from diverse populations fit into the organization. Section 5 suggests ways to work on common goals with other organizations representing disabilities. An appendix provides profiles of five organizations with a comprehensive outreach program. Includes 70 references. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania Coll. of Optometry, Philadelphia. Inst. for the Visually Impaired.
Note: Reference list and appendix are printed on colored paper.