ERIC Number: ED358591
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-May-7
Reference Count: N/A
The Unique Needs of Minorities with Disabilities: Setting an Agenda for the Future. Conference Proceedings (Jackson, Mississippi, May 6-7, 1992).
Wright, Tennyson J., Ed.; Leung, Paul, Ed.
This conference report presents issue papers that speak to the needs of minority group members with disabilities, solicited from human service professionals. The papers provide statistical data relating to the needs of various people with disabilities who are members of minority groups, describe initiatives developed to serve those needs, analyze the effectiveness of those initiatives, and offer recommendations for improved services. An introduction by Paul Leung and Tennyson J. Wright precedes the nine main topic papers of the conference, each of which is followed by "reaction" papers by one or more panelists. The topic papers are as follows: "Employment" (Alyce Earl Jenkins); "Research Needs Related to Minorities with Disabilities" (Paul Leung); "Mental Health and Minorities: Emerging Issues" (Timothy Summers); "The Vocational Rehabilitation of Minorities" (Frank L. Giles); "Prevention of Primary and Secondary Disabilities" (Julie Clay); "Empowerment and Minorities with Disabilities" (Eva P. Britt); "Minorities, Physical Health and Disability" (Anita Leal); "Substance Abuse and Disabilities among Minorities" (James G. Brown); and "Educational Needs of Minorities with Disabilities" (Frederick D. Bedell). Concurrent workshop reports are then provided, summarizing the issue papers and their recommendations on the issues of employment, research, rehabilitation, empowerment, physical health, and education; a final workshop sums up the discussions of the general session. A conference program and a list of program participants conclude the document. (JDD)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Disabilities, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment, Employment Opportunities, Individual Needs, Mental Disorders, Mental Health, Minority Groups, Needs Assessment, Physical Health, Prevention, Public Policy, Research Needs, Substance Abuse, Vocational Rehabilitation
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Jackson State Univ., MS.; National Council on Disability, Washington, DC.