ERIC Number: ED425606
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Oct
Trends in Disability Prevalence and Their Causes: Proceedings of the National Disability Statistics and Policy Forum (4th, Washington, DC, May 16, 1997). Disability Forum Report 4.
La Plante, Mitchell P., Ed.; Kaye, H. Stephen, Ed.
This document presents the proceedings of the National Disability Statistics and Policy Forum. Preliminary material includes an introduction (Mitchell P. LaPlante) and highlights of each presentation. Presentations are then grouped by session. Session titles and presenters were: (1) "Trends in Disability Prevalence" (Mitch LaPlante, Vicki Freedman, Gene Lowrimore, and Tony Young); (2) "Significance of Trends"(Lois M. Verbrugge, Jacob Feldman, and James Perrin); (3) "The Role of Trend Monitoring: Public Health and Social Perspectives" (Don Lollar, Glenn Fujiura, John Hough, Janet Guerrero, and Jane West); and (4) "Building Better Tools for Disability Trend Monitoring" (David Moriarty, Gale Whiteneck, Jamal Mazrui, and Mary Grace Kovar). Highlights of discussions following presentations in each session are also included. The keynote speech by Katherine D. Seelman, Director of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, focuses on the application of "the new paradigm of disability" to the research agenda. A summary of the conference and a list of participants completes the document. (DB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., San Francisco. Disability Statistics Center.