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ERIC Number: ED348179
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 115
Abstractor: N/A
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Common Threads: Weaving Together Rural Resources for People with Disabilities. Proceedings (Missoula, Montana, September 15-17, 1991).
Dwyer, Kathy, Ed.; Spas, Diana, Ed.
This document summarizes a conference sponsored by the Montana University Affiliated Rural Institute on Disabilities (Rural Institute). The Rural Institute is a center for interdisciplinary, multi-organizational research, service, and training projects aimed toward improving the lives of persons with disabilities who live, work, and recreate in rural areas. Twenty-six speakers made presentations on exemplary programs in five topic areas: (1) building linkages, collaboration, and networks; (2) integrating training with services; (3) support systems from the community, professionals, and peers; (4) improving accessibility by using interactive television and improving transportation and facilities in public buildings; and (5) innovative rural interpretations of disability laws and policies. This document contains transcripts of the conference presentations, grouped by topic area and followed by the "common threads" for each area, i.e., summaries of the comments made during each plenary session. A "Rural Disability Services Network" initial directory, citing programs from various states is included. The appendices include recommendations for consumer advocacy involvement and a summary of the Americans with Disabilities Act technical assistance grants and coordination contracts awarded through the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research. (LP)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Administration on Developmental Disabilities (DHHS), Washington, DC.; National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Capitol Children's Museum, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990