ERIC Number: ED468366
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Apr-24
Reference Count: 0
Generation D: The Next Generation of IL Leadership. A National Teleconference. Participant's Manual.
National Council on Independent Living, Arlington, VA.; Institute for Rehabilitation and Research, Houston, TX.
This participant's manual provides materials related to a national teleconference on the next generation of independent living leadership for people with disabilities. 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. Next, materials and information available from the National Center on Secondary Education and Transition are described. The following section presents a guide to leading a five-session leadership workshop for young adults with disabilities. The sessions cover the following topics: (1) the independent living philosophy and self-advocacy; (2) self-advocacy, self-determination and decision making skills; (3) assertiveness skills and how to be an effective team member; (4) employment; and (5) post-secondary education options and technology. The final section provides information on the Yield the Power Project, a federally funded effort to increase the participation of youth with disabilities in mainstream workforce development activities. (DB)
Descriptors: Assertiveness, Disabilities, Empowerment, Independent Living, Leadership Training, Participative Decision Making, Self Advocacy, Transitional Programs, Workshops, 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: National Council on Independent Living, Arlington, VA.; Institute for Rehabilitation and Research, Houston, TX.
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 Kristin Berg, Marketoe Day, David Hancox, Heather Harris, Dellon Lewis, John Smith, Sarah Triano, Julia Washengerger, Darrell Lynn Jones, Kristy Langbehn, Raweewan Buppapong, Carri George, Richard Petty, and Dawn Heinsohn.