ERIC Number: ED413719
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Self-Advocacy: Empowerment for Adult Learners with Learning Disabilities.
Bates, Belinda, Ed.
LINKAGES, Linking Literacy & Learning Disabilities, v4 n2 Fall 1997
This issue of "Linkages" addresses skills that literacy programs can include in their curriculum to teach self-advocacy to adult learners with learning disabilities. Articles include: "Consumers Empowering Consumers" (Noel Gregg and Cheri Hoy); "Self-Advocacy: Practical Advice to the Adult with LD" (Pat Boyd); "Disclosure: It's a Matter of Choice" (Winnelle D. Carpenter); "Accommodations: Just What Is Reasonable?" (Linda Andreson); "Support, Care, and Accommodations: David Cameron's Story" (Kathy Martin); "Tips for Self-Advocacy in the Workplace" (Dale S. Brown); and "Learning through Accommodations" (Cindy Knight). The final article, "Self-Advocacy in Educational Settings" (Lydia Block), discusses the need to document a disability and identify the office that serves students with disabilities. Tips are provided to help students negotiate with professionals to get the academic support and accommodations they need, including: understanding your learning disability well enough to describe it; being able to explain how a specific accommodation will help you; explaining that an accommodation helps you accomplish the same tasks as your peers; and talking to learning disabilities or special education professional if you are working with someone who is reluctant to provide you with what you need. The newsletter includes a list of resources for individuals with learning disabilities. (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Access to Education, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, Adult Students, Learning Disabilities, Postsecondary Education, Self Advocacy, Self Disclosure (Individuals), Student Empowerment, Student Rights, Work Environment
Academy for Educational Development, National ALLD Center, 1875 Connecticut Ave., N.W., 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20009-1202; telephone: 202-8848185; toll-free telephone: 800-953-2553; fax: 202-884-8422.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Adult Literacy and Learning Disabilities Center, Washington, DC.