ERIC Number: ED368899
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
National Resources for Adults with Learning Disabilities.
Payne, Mario D., Ed.; Robins, Eve, Ed.
This resource guide is designed to help adults who suspect they have a learning disability gather sufficient information to set realistic goals, achieve those goals, and lead productive lives. The first section, which discusses assessing learning disabilities, includes lists of agencies equipped to help diagnose learning disabilities in adults and questions to ask qualified professionals. A checklist of 28 identified characteristics of adults with learning disabilities is presented along with annotated lists of 13 national resource centers, 9 organizations concerned with general education, 8 learning disability organizations, 3 attention deficit disorder organizations, 4 organizations concerned with employment issues, 5 organizations concerned with technology, 16 organizations concerned with life management issues, and 20 publications of relevance to learning-disabled adults. A list of 16 pertinent toll-free numbers and information on the HEATH Resource Center and National Adult Literacy and Learning Disabilities Center conclude the guide. (MN)
Descriptors: Adaptive Behavior (of Disabled), Adult Vocational Education, Adults, Annotated Bibliographies, Attention Deficit Disorders, Check Lists, Daily Living Skills, Educational Diagnosis, Educational Resources, Employment Services, Learning Disabilities, Literacy Education, National Organizations, National Programs, Resource Materials
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. for Literacy, Washington, DC.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. HEATH Resource Center.; Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC. National Adult Literacy and Learning Disabilities Center.