ERIC Number: ED397606
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Independent Living Resource Manual for American Indians and Alaska Natives with Significant Disabilities.
Sanderson, Priscilla Lansing; And Others
This resource manual for American Indians and Alaska Natives with significant disabilities lists sources of independent living information and resources available within tribal, state, and federal organizations. The first section defines independent living in the context of this population and introduces state level services, mechanisms for obtaining services, Centers for Independent Living, Independent Living Services, and eligibility. The second section explains four core independent living services: (1) information and referral, (2) individual and systems advocacy, (3) peer counseling, and (4) independent living skills training. The next section briefly describes other independent living services, such as housing services, counseling services, and mobility training. Next, results of a survey of 28 nurses in five states concerning independent living services provided by public health nurses are reported. Other information presented includes: (1) a description of the roles of the community health representative and the President's Committee State Liaison, (2) a listing of 23 videotapes and publications, (3) a listing of toll-free numbers for disability-related agencies, and (4) definitions of independent living terms. The bulk of the manual is a directory of service providers organized by state. (DB)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Advocacy, Alaska Natives, American Indians, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Daily Living Skills, Disabilities, Human Services, Independent Living, Information Services, Information Sources, Nurses, Public Health, Referral, Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Programs, Social Support Groups
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northern Arizona Univ., Flagstaff. American Indian Rehabilitation Research and Training Center.