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ERIC Number: ED359711
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Nov-14
Pages: 105
Abstractor: N/A
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)
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
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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.