ERIC Number: ED346638
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Americans with Disabilities: A Look at Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention.
VSA Educational Services, Washington, DC. Resource Center on Substance Abuse Prevention and Disability.
This guide to alcohol and other drug abuse prevention for individuals with disabilities begins with a discussion of Congressional intent in enacting the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the stressful demands experienced by Americans with disabilities, and the ways in which these stresses may predispose people with disabilities to choose an escape through the use of alcohol or other drugs. The impact of the ADA on alcohol and drug prevention programs and professionals is outlined. The guide also examines the definition of a person with a disability, architectural and communication barriers, discrimination, suggestions to improve access and positive interactions, five commonly held myths about individuals with disabilities and the facts that dispel them, and language guidelines regarding people with disabilities. The guide concludes with a list of 13 organizational resources and 18 references. (JDD)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Alcohol Abuse, At Risk Persons, Civil Rights Legislation, Disabilities, Disability Discrimination, Drug Abuse, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Interaction, Intervention, Organizations (Groups), Prevention, Resources, Social Discrimination, Substance Abuse
Resource Center on Substance Abuse Prevention and Disability, 1331 F St., N.W., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004 (braille, large print, and audiocassette versions also available).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Office for Substance Abuse Prevention.
Authoring Institution: VSA Educational Services, Washington, DC. Resource Center on Substance Abuse Prevention and Disability.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990