ERIC Number: ED377617
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Disability Awareness: Creating Employment Opportunities.
Gregory, Martha Wille, Ed.
This training module is intended to increase awareness of workshop participants concerning their individual values and to develop positive attitudes and behaviors toward people with disabilities. The module includes workshop content (with side notes to the trainer in italics), overheads, and many handouts. Preliminary information includes module purpose and overall learning objectives, a module outline, materials needed for the workshop, and adaptations for individuals with disabilities. A section on attitudes/values looks first at the influence of Public Law 94-142 (the Education for All Handicapped Children Act), media influences, and societal norms and values. The second section examines the importance of language and labels, noting the power of language and preferred language when referring to people with disabilities. The third section offers guidelines for leading a discussion on myths about people with disabilities. The fourth section briefly describes a video used in the training. The final section considers basic etiquette in interacting with people with disabilities. A form for evaluating the training program is included. (DB)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Attitudes, Consciousness Raising, Disabilities, Disability Discrimination, Elementary Secondary Education, History, Language Usage, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Social Discrimination, Values, Workshops
Missouri LINC, University of Missouri-Columbia, 401 E. Stewart Rd., Columbia, MO 65211 (free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Longview Community Coll., Lee's Summit, MO.; Missouri Univ., Columbia. Missouri LINC.; Southwest Missouri State Univ., Springfield.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education for All Handicapped Children Act