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ERIC Number: ED399751
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jun
Pages: 26
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Travel Training for Youth with Disabilities.
Bourland, Eric, Ed.
NICHCY Transition Summary, v9 Jun 1996
This issue consists of a collection of articles that focus on the types of skills and programs that youth with disabilities need to travel independently. Articles include: (1) "An Introduction to Travel Training" (Margaret M. Groce) discusses the support for travel training provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and identifies skills that are required for traveling independently; (2) "What Equal Access to Transportation Means" (April M. Myers) describes the travel experiences of a woman with cerebral palsy and describes where to look for travel training programs; (3) "Travel Training for Persons with Cognitive or Physical Disabilities: An Overview" (Patricia J. Voorhees) outlines phases in a comprehensive travel training program and highlights what to look for when selecting a travel training program; (4) "A Model of a Travel Training Program--The New York City Board of Education Travel Training Program" (Margaret M. Groce) reviews components and successes of this model program; (5) "Travel Training for People with Physical Disabilities" (Sanda Krantz Samberg) discusses the value of laying the foundations for traveling when children are young and the role of travel training programs; (6) "Teaching Travel Skills to Persons Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired" (Elga Joffee) identifies the key travel issues for these disabilities and discusses methods of teaching orientation and mobility; and (7) "Public Transportation and the Americans with Disabilities Act" (Rosalyn M. Simon), explains requirements for providers of public and private transportation and describes requirements for making communication services accessible. Six print resources and 11 organizations are listed. (CR)
National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities, P.O. Box 1492, Washington, DC 20013-1492; telephone: 202-884-8200; toll-free telephone: 800-695-0285; e-mail; website:
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Parents
Language: English
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities, Washington, DC.; Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act