Deschutes Public Library News
Considering The Needs of the Disabled
Posted By: Liz Goodrich
Date Posted: 12/2/2005
Deschutes Public Library is pleased to welcome Barbara Munster for a program titled, “Considering The Needs of the Disabled,” in the Brooks Room of the Bend Public Library on Saturday, December 3, 2005 at 3:00 p.m. This program is free and open to the public.
Munster, a social psychologist and author has been featured on national television and in over sixteen magazines. She has been honored for her authorship of programs and advocacy of training for the mentally disabled. During her program, Munster will provide information on dealing with mental disabilities. Her powerful and touching presentation offers parents, family members, professionals, and community support members, knowledge and tools to better work with persons who have long-term metal health issues such as Alzheimer's, brain damage or developmental disabilities.
While earning degrees in social psychology and public administration, and simultaneously rearing three children, Munster became an advocate of vocational training for the mentally disabled. In 1989, the National Restaurant Association honored her with the “Outstanding Training Program for the Disabled,” award. The parent of a disabled child, diagnosed in the time before special education, Munster launched a desperate search for resources. Finding little information and even fewer resources available to parents with developmentally disabled children, Munster helped lead the way in creating those resources herself. Now retired, she continues to spread her powerful message of hope to individuals and organizations within the mental health care community.
For information about this or other library programs, please call 312-1032.