ERIC Number: ED366130
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Western Hemisphere Conference on Persons with Disabilities. Conference Proceedings (Washington, D.C., March 14-18, 1993) = Conferencia Hemisferica Occidental sobre Personas con Discapacidades. Actas de la Conferencia. (Washington, D.C., 14 al 18 de Marzo de 1993).
Kelley, Jerry D., Ed.; And Others
This document presents the proceedings of a conference which brought together delegates and First Ladies representing western hemisphere nations to address needs and issues affecting people with disabilities in the Americas. It presents the texts of two keynote addresses: "Small Triumphs, Big Victories: A Global View of Persons with Disabilities," by Antonia C. Novello, and "Rehabilitation in Latin America: Accomplishments in the Last Decade," by Antonio Lacal Z. A featured presentation by Lex Frieden is then printed, titled "Attitudes and Policies Affecting People with Disabilities in the Western Hemisphere," followed by two reaction papers: "Community Awareness: The Revolution of the Little Things" (Carlos Botero) and "Awareness and Some Implementation Strategies" (Wilbert Williams). A featured presentation titled "Rehabilitation Challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean" (Esther Alicia Amate) is followed by three reaction papers: "Medical Rehabilitation: Guidelines for Action" (Richard S. Materson); "Disabled People in the Struggle for Social Change" (David Werner); and "The Problem of Disability in Latin America" (Herman Flax). The third featured presentation is titled "Towards Equality of Opportunity for People with Disabilities" (Henry Enns) and is critiqued by Eloisa G. E. deLorenzo in "Reflections on Concepts of Integration in the Americas" and Flavio Arns in "Individual Paths to Full Integration." Special presentations then describe activities in Uruguay, Barbados, Grenada, Costa Rica, Peru, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Brazil, Argentina, and Jamaica. The document concludes with regional group recommendations, rosters of participants, and appendices providing supplementary information. The document is printed in both English and Spanish. (JDD)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organization of American States, Washington, DC.; Partners of the Americas, Washington, DC.; National Rehabilitation Hospital, Washington, DC.; National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.