ERIC Number: ED398696
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Promoting Self-Advocacy and Facilitating Friendships and Socialization Skills for Individuals with Disabilities. Module Three. Facilitator's Edition [and] Student's Edition. Strategies for Paraprofessionals Who Support Individuals with Disabilities Series.
Ness, Jean E., Comp.
The third in a series of federally supported modules for training paraprofessional school personnel who work with students with disabilities, this module focuses on training self-advocacy skills, facilitating friendships, and developing socialization skills for individuals with disabilities. Both a facilitator's edition and a student's edition are provided. Chapter 1 provides an introduction to self-advocacy. Chapter 2 focuses on promoting self-advocacy and the art of negotiation. Chapter 3 discusses the characteristics of a skillful self-advocate. The rights of people with disabilities and applicable federal legislation are discussed in Chapter 4. Chapter 5 provides information on promoting self-advocacy in individuals with disabilities. Chapter 6 discusses facilitating friendships and socialization skills. Issues in developing friendships for individuals with disabilities are reviewed in Chapter 7. Chapters 8 and 9 discuss the development of social networks and ways to facilitate friendships. Planning for the future is covered in Chapter 10. Fourteen appendices are attached, including fact sheets on federal legislation, a conversation start-up kit, and articles on self-advocacy. The facilitator's edition offers learning activities and information sheets to be used as transparencies. (Contains 24 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Assertiveness, Curriculum Guides, Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Friendship, Inservice Education, Interpersonal Competence, Laws, Lesson Plans, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Postsecondary Education, School Aides, Self Advocacy, Self Determination, Socialization, Staff Development, Staff Role, Student Empowerment, Teacher Aides
University of Minnesota, The Institute on Community Integration (UAP), 150 Pillsbury Drive, S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455 ($25 facilitator edition; $15 student edition).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Sponsor: Administration on Developmental Disabilities (DHHS), Washington, DC.; Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Inst. on Community Integration.; Minnesota State Board of Technical Colleges, St. Paul.; Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul.; Hutchinson Technical Coll., MN.
Note: For other modules, see EC 304 986-992.