ERIC Number: ED413684
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
[Learning Disabilities Information Kit.]
Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, Inc., Hartford, CT.
This collection of nine pamphlets is intended to increase the general public's awareness about the nature and importance of learning disabilities; to facilitate the access of parents and individuals with learning disabilities to practical information and sources of assistance; to expand access to practical information about existing research findings, innovations in learning methods, and relevant technology; and to increase the use of such information by teachers, school administrators, parents, pediatricians, and others. The largest pamphlet offers definitions, basic facts about learning disabilities, data on public attitudes and awareness of learning disabilities, and recommendations from a two-day 1994 summit on learning disabilities policy. Three brochures are directed at specific populations: parents, teachers, and doctors. The remaining five brochures provide information on: (1) warning signs (to improve early diagnosis and timely intervention); (2) learning disabilities research highlights (mainly from research centers sponsored by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development); (3) legal rights (under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990); (4) advocating for a child with leaning disabilities; and (5) resources (a list of 11 national organizations). (DB)
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Compliance (Legal), Definitions, Disability Identification, Early Identification, Early Intervention, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Information Sources, Learning Disabilities, National Organizations, Public Policy, Public Support, Research and Development, Student Rights, Theory Practice Relationship
Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, 290 Pratt Street, Meriden, CT 06450.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, Inc., Hartford, CT.