ERIC Number: ED468364
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-May
Nothing about Youth without Youth. A National Conference (Salt Lake City, Utah, May 16-17, 2002). Participant's Manual.
Institute for Rehabilitation and Research, Houston, TX.; National Council on Independent Living, Arlington, VA.
This participant's manual presents materials for a national conference (May 2002) on youth leadership development within organizations of disabled individuals. Introductory material includes the conference agenda, information about the trainers, and information about the sponsoring organizations, the Independent Living Research Utilization Program and the National Council on Independent Living, which have developed the Independent Living (IL) Net. Following a list of learning objectives, two sections provide an introduction to collaboration and disability culture. Section 3 considers the emerging disability policy framework with a reprint of an article by Robert Silverstein entitled: "Emerging Disability Policy Framework: A Guidepost for Analyzing Public Policy." Section 4 provides a resource manual entitled: "How To Conduct a California Model Youth Leadership Forum for Students with Disabilities. Section 5 explains the Yield the Power Project, a federally funded demonstration grant intended to increase the participation of youth with disabilities in mainstream workforce development activities. This section also includes a guide to running a youth focus group. (DB)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Empowerment, Independent Living, Leadership Training, Participative Decision Making, Policy Formation, Young Adults
ILRU Program, 2323 S. Shepherd St., Suite 1000, Houston, TX 77019. NCIL, 1916 Wilson Blvd., Suite 209, Arlington, VA 22201. For full text: http://www.ilru.org/ilnet/ilnetbks.html.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Rehabilitation and Research, Houston, TX.; National Council on Independent Living, Arlington, VA.
Note: Developed as part of the IL NET: an ILRU/NCIL (Independent Living Research Utilization/National Council on Independent Living) National Training and Technical Assistance Project. Contributions by Marissa Johnson, Dellon Lewis, Curtis Richards, Sarah Triano, Darrell Lynn Jones, Raweewan Buppapong, Kristy Langbehn, Carri George, Richard Petty, and Dawn Heinsohn.