ERIC Number: ED379890
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Assistive Technologies, Feature Issue.
Wobschall, Rachel, Ed.; Lakin, Charlie, Ed.
IMPACT, v8 n1 Win 1995
This feature issue of a newsletter on community integration of individuals with developmental disabilities considers the role of assistive technologies. It describes efforts to utilize consumer direction, public policy, creativity, energy, and professional know-how in the pursuit of technology-based opportunities to enhance community inclusion, social and economic contribution, and self-determination. Feature articles include: "Assistive Technology: Building a National Commitment to Liberation" (Bob Williams); "Access to Assistive Technology: A Public Policy Status Report" (Michael W. Morris and Christopher Button); "Facilitating Access: The Tech Act Amendments" (Tom Harkin); "TECH TOTS Libraries: Family-Run Technology Lending Programs" (Kathleen Gradel and Caroline McMeekin);"Great Beginnings: Assistive Technology for North Carolina's Infants, Toddlers, and Families" (Lawrence H. Trachtman and Patsy L. Pierce); "Special Education and Assistive Technology: Systems Change Missouri Style" (Diane Golden); "Bringing Assistive Technology to Transition-Age Youth in Rural Minnesota" (J. Martin Carlson and Lisa Vervena); "Creating New Possibilities: Courage Center's Vocational Services Computer Program" (Jennifer Mundl); "AgrAbility: Cultivating Independence through Rural Partnerships" (Randall L. Rutta); "Recreation: Turning Dreams into Reality in Utah" (Marilyn Hammond); "Assistive Technology and the Move to Community Living" (Laurel S. Mendelson); and "Aging and Assistive Technology: Improving Services to Older Adults" (Jane Gay and Joseph P. Lane). A list of seven assistive technology organizations and nine print resources is provided. (JDD)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Developmental Disabilities, Early Intervention, Elementary Secondary Education, Libraries, Older Adults, Personal Autonomy, Preschool Education, Public Policy, Rural Areas, Social Integration, Technology, Vocational Education
Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota, 109 Pattee Hall, 150 Pillsbury Dr., S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455 (available in alternative formats).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration on Developmental Disabilities (DHHS), Washington, DC.; National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Inst. on Community Integration.; Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Research and Training Center on Community Living.