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ERIC Number: ED479821
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Aug-8
Pages: 92
Abstractor: N/A
IL 201: History & Philosophy of the Independent Living Movement--A National Teleconference (August 8, 2002). Participant's Manual.
Sain, Julia; Jones, Darrell Lynn; Buppapong, Raweewan; Langbehn, Kristy; George, Carri; Petty, Richard; Heinsohn, Dawn
The participant's manual contains training materials for a national teleconference on the history and philosophy of the independent living movement for agency personnel. Preliminary materials include the conference agenda, background information about the trainers, and organizational information on Independent Living Research Utilization and the National Council on Independent Living. The first section discusses a paradigm shift and includes a chart contrasting the paradigm based on the medical model, rehabilitation, community assistance, charity paradigm with the paradigm based on independent living, disability rights, disability culture, and disability pride. Information on the Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), especially the Independent Living Branch, is followed by a section titled "History of Independent Living" by Gina McDonald and Mike Oxford. Next is the text of "Freedom of Movement: Independent Living History and Philosophy" by Steven E. Brown. Topics covered include the independent living philosophy, the case of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the New York League of the Physically Handicapped, World War II Veterans, a case study emphasizing freedom of movement, accessibility at the University of Illinois, polio and Ed Roberts, Section 504 and vocational rehabilitation, the 1970s, independence in the 1980s and 1990s, and independent living in 2000. An appendix lists dates in independent living history. (Contains 30 references.) (DB)
ILRU Program, The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research, 2323 S. Shepherd St., Suite 1000, Houston, TX 77019. Tel: 713-520-0232; Fax: 713-520-5785; e-mail:; Web site: National Council on Independent Living (NCIL), 1916 Wilson Blvd., Suite 209, Arlington, VA 22201. Tel: 877-525-3400 (Toll Free); Fax: 703-525-3409; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Guides - Classroom - Learner; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Students
Language: English
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.