ERIC Number: ED359711
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Nov-14
Reference Count: N/A
Peer Support Programs To Promote Independent Living and Career Development of People with Disabilities. Proceedings of the National Forum (1st, Louisville, Kentucky, November 14, 1991).
Akridge, Robert L., Ed.; And Others
This document contains 18 papers presented at a conference designed to increase practitioners' understanding of disability issues and peer support strategies, with emphasis on peer support in such practice settings as independent living centers, community-based employment programs, medical programs, and secondary and higher education. The papers are: "Research on Peer Support" (Robert L. Akridge); "The Scientist and the Frog: A Tale of Two Creatures in the Form of an Experimental Fable" (Steven E. Brown); "Self-Help: Key to Empowerment" (Dale S. Brown); "A Case History of a Peer Counseling Program" (Jan Lilly); "A Movement towards Independence: One Perspective on the Disability Rights Movement" (John Chappell); "Peer Services and the VR System: A Parable of Peers" (Theodore W. Haworth); "Peer Support Counseling" (David G. Kay); "Minilab on Peer Counseling Skills" (Dale S. Brown); "Peer Support Services" (Kathleen M. Anderson); "The Kentucky Peer Support Program for Persons with Disabilities" (Dolores E. Reddinger); "Peer Counseling as It Relates to Persons Who Make a Transition from a Long-Term Care Facility into the Community" (Rick McWilliams); "A Personal Journey to Freedom" (Patricia Cudahy); "The Peer Mentoring Aspect of Enclaves in Supported Employment" (Debra A. Harley); "Return to Productivity: Innovative Vocational Programming for Persons with Spinal Cord Injury" (Ann Temkin); "ICAN, Increasing Capabilities Access Network Friends of Technology Network (A Peer Support Network)" (Karen Bays); "Jobs Rally: Community Development Rehabilitation Using Peer Support Strategies" (Robert L. Akridge); "Using the 'Jobs Rally' Approach to Community Development" (Dan Kessler and Marsha Mitchell); and "From Information Overload to Effective Access Skills: Equipping Consumer and Providers for the Information Age" (R. Brantley Cagle, Jr.). Ten general recommendations conclude the document. (Most papers include references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Career Development, Civil Liberties, Community Programs, Counseling Services, Deinstitutionalization (of Disabled), Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Employment Programs, Higher Education, Independent Living, Medical Services, Peer Counseling, Peer Influence, Secondary Education, Social Support Groups, Vocational Rehabilitation
Materials Development and Dissemination Center, Arkansas Research & Training Center in Vocational Rehabilitation, P.O. Box 1358, Hot Springs, AR 71902 ($10).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arkansas Univ., Fayetteville. Research and Training Center in Vocational Rehabilitation.; Research and Training Center on Public Policy in Independent Living, Oakland, CA.; Texas Inst. on Rehabilitation Research, Houston. Research and Training Center in Independent Living.