ERIC Number: ED470822
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-May
Reference Count: N/A
Community Participation and Social Networks: An Information Package.
This information packet presents five readings about community participation and social networks of people with developmental disabilities and an annotated bibliography. The first paper, "Building Stronger Communities for All: Thoughts about Community Participation for People with Developmental Disabilities" (Robert Bogdan and Steven J. Taylor), focuses on what it means for the individual to be a part of the community. The second paper, developed by the Center on Human Policy, is "A Guide to Knowing Your Community," which offers ideas about places, associations, and activities within the community appropriate for people with developmental disabilities that might otherwise be overlooked. The third paper, "Other than Clients: Reflections on Relations between People with Disabilities and Typical People" (Zana Marie Lutfiyya), describes some key aspects of assisting people to form meaningful relationships. The final two readings, "Citizen Participation: Connecting People to Associational Life" (Sharon Gretz) and "Community Building in a Chicago Neighborhood" (Michael Ervin), offers stories, strategies, and reflections related to promoting community participation and social networks. The annotated bibliography lists 38 references, published from 1985 through 2001, with full bibliographic information, publisher addresses, and abstracts. (DB)
Descriptors: Adults, Citizen Participation, Community Resources, Developmental Disabilities, Friendship, Interpersonal Relationship, Social Integration, Social Networks
Center on Human Policy, Syracuse University, School of Education, 805 S. Crouse Ave., Syracuse, NY 13244-2280. Web site: http://soeweb.syr.edu/thechp/community_package.html.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY. Center on Human Policy.