ERIC Number: ED339902
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Aging, Disability, and the Nation's Productivity. A Report on the Mary E. Switzer Memorial Seminar (15th, Washington, D.C., June 3-5, 1991).
Perlman, Leonard G., Ed.; Hansen, Carl E., Ed.
This monograph contains proceedings of a seminar focusing on the enhancement of the lives and independence of older Americans with disabilities. Introductory materials include: an Introduction (Leonard Perlman, Carl Hansen); Seminar Greeting (Richard Materson); Welcome (Harry Smith, Martin Sicker); a foreword, "Meeting the Changing Needs of an Aging America" (Edward Roybal); and a speech by a U.S. Department of Education commissioner, "Aging and Rehabilitation" (Nell Carney). The action papers that served as the basis for deliberations are as follows: "Employment of the Older Worker with a Disability: An Overview" (Kathy Sisco); "Serving the Older Worker with a Disability: The Role of Rehabilitation" (Jerold Bozarth); "Employment of Older Workers with a Disability: Attitudes and Legal Issues" (Malcolm Morrison); "Toward Employer Flexibility through the Employee Life Cycle: The Case for the Older Worker" (Paul Rupert); and "Empire Strikes Back: Meeting the Health Care Needs of an Aging Workforce" (Steven Leclair). Each paper concludes with excerpts of reviews and comments made by Switzer Scholars. The chapters followed by "One Point of View: A Reaction to the Chapters" (Paul Leung) and seven special invited papers: "Aging with a Disability: Another Advocacy Priority" (June Kailes); "Older Workers with Disabilities: A Minority Perspective" (Paul Leung); "Aging, Habilitation, and Persons with Developmental Disabilities" (Richard Coelho); "A Tri-Center Approach to a Unique Dichotomy" (Spencer Bartley); "Wanted for Work: Mature Employees" (Samuel Sacco); "Older and Younger Workers with Disabilities: Shared Needs and Disjointed Policies" (Katherine Seelman); and "Union-Management Cooperation for Implementing the ADA" (Guy Stubblefield). Finally, the major recommendations and implications for action, as developed by the Switzer Scholars, are noted by category for ease of usage. (YLB)
Descriptors: Age Discrimination, Aging (Individuals), Disabilities, Employer Employee Relationship, Employment, Employment Practices, Employment Problems, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Federal Legislation, Labor Force, Older Adults, Older Workers, Unemployment, Unions, Vocational Rehabilitation
Switzer Memorial Fund, National Rehabilitation Association, 1910 Association Drive, Suite 205, Reston, VA 22091 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Rehabilitation Association, Reston, VA.