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ERIC Number: ED413719
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
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)
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
Language: English
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Adult Literacy and Learning Disabilities Center, Washington, DC.