ERIC Number: ED399756
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Horton, Betty, Ed.; And Others
Impact, v9 n3 Sum 1996
This newsletter feature issue focuses on services for persons with developmental disabilities that support the whole person by acknowledging, respecting, and incorporating aspects of identity such as race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, age, and class. Articles include: (1) "Serving the Whole Person: The Journey to Embracing Diversity" (Bonnie Shoultz and Marijo McBride); (2) "Supporting Diversity: What Will It Take?" (Betty T. Horton); (3) "The Need To Reconfigure Our Hard Drives" (James L. Mason and others), which describes the need to change attitudes and become culturally competent; (4) "Forging Coalitions" (John W. McClain and James E. Van Arsdall), which provides strategies for integrating the issues of minorities with disabilities into the national agenda of traditional civil rights organizations; (5) "Finding Support in a New Land" (Dao Xiong), which describes a parent outreach program for refugee families; (6) "Family Support in Inner-City Atlanta" (Lesa Nitcy Hope and Mary Yoder); (7) "Honoring Diversity through Spirit and Faith" (Bill Gavental); (8) "Is It Okay for Me To Love?" (Dave Hingsburger), which describes a program that provides sex education resources for individuals with developmental disabilities; (9) "Empowering Families To Manage Service" (Marijo McBride); (10) "Seeing the Wheel within the Wheel" (Early Schwartz), which describes an educational program for Jewish individuals with developmental disabilities; (11) "Making Inclusion a Reality" (Ella Gross), which describes a program that promotes community inclusion for African American individuals with developmental disabilities; (12) "Serving Children and Families Who Are Homeless" (Tawara D. Taylor and others); and (13) "Improving Outreach to American Indians" (Priscilla Sanderson). Stories of individuals with developmental disabilities who have taken part in the described programs are included. A list of eight resource publications is also provided. (CR)
Descriptors: Age, American Indians, Attitude Change, Blacks, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Developmental Disabilities, Ethnicity, Holistic Approach, Homeless People, Human Services, Individual Differences, Minority Groups, Outreach Programs, Parent Associations, Parent Empowerment, Program Descriptions, Race, Religion, Sex, Sexuality, Social Integration
Institute on Community Integration, Univ. of Minnesota, 109 Pattee Hall, 150 Pillsbury Dr. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455; telephone: 612-624-4512; fax: 612-624-9344; website: http://www.ici.coled.umn.edu/ici/ (free).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
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.