Orwell that ends well. We will soon -- except for cleaning up the confetti, hats and horns -- be able to put 1984 behind. If you're unsure how to face up to the New Year, here are some suggestions to get you started: ideas and resources pulled from the Style Plus pages of 1984. CAREERS

TFor professionals working part-time: Association of Part-Time Professionals, Washington area chapter, Flow General Building, 7655 Old Springhouse Road, McLean, Va. 22102, (703) 734-7975, nonprofit advocacy group; Work in America Institute Inc., 700 White Plains Rd., Scarsdale, N.Y. 10583, (914) 472-9600, (212) 823-5144, national nonprofit organization promoting the advancement of the quality of working life; it has published books on part-time work.

Art therapy as a profession: American Art Therapy Association, 11800 Sunrise Valley Dr., Suite 808, Reston, Va. 22091, (703) 476-5437.

Careers for Women Inc., 80 Fifth Ave., Suite 1104, New York, N.Y. 10011; 225 S. 15th St., No. 811, Philadelphia, Pa. 19102.

Women entrepreneurs: National Association of Women Business Owners, 402 Maple Ave. West, Vienna, Va. 22180, (703) 281-1043.

Checklist for going into business, by the Small Business Administration, free from the Consumer Information Center, Dept. 513M, Pueblo, Colo. 81009.

Seeking a toehold on Capitol Hill? The House Placement Office, Cannon B-26; The Senate Placement Office, Russell B-26; Democratic Study Group, Longworth 1422; Republican Study Committee, Cannon 433; New Member Service Center, Rayburn foyer; Capitol Jobs Placement Service, run by Congressional Management Foundation, Suite 1022, 2025 Eye St. NW 20006, (202) 546-0100.

For information on the temporary-help field: The National Association of Temporary Services, 119 S. St. Asaph St., Alexandria, Va. 22314, (703) 549-6287. COMPUTERS

The Kurzweil Reading Machine, a device that converts printed or typed material into synthetic speech, is available at: D.C. Public Library, 901 G St. NW; Blind Veterans Association, 1735 DeSales St. NW; Smithsonian Museum of American History; Library of Congress; American University; Georgetown University; University of Maryland Hornbake Library; and Tyler Elementary School, 10th and G Streets SE.

SIG Disabled, Washington Apple Pi's special-interest group for the disabled. Contact John Molineaux, 2813 64th Ave., Cheverly, Md. 20785, (301) 341-7391.

Handicapped Education Exchange. Electronic bulletin board for the deaf and information exchange on technology for the handicapped. Richard Barth, 11523 Charlton Dr., Silver Spring, Md. 20902, (301) 681-7372; computer, (301) 593-7033.

Considering a used computer? Computer Shopper, at area stores or from P.O. Box F, 407 S. Washington Ave., Titusville, Fla. 32796, $1.95 a copy; Washington-Area Microcomputer Directory, at local bookstores or from New Local Resources Inc., P.O. Box 2133, Silver Spring, Md. 20902, (301) 946-7712, $6.95 a copy.

Sources for selecting educational software include: The Yellow Book of Computer Products for Education, National Education Association Educational Computer Service, 4720 Montgomery Lane, Bethesda, Md. 20814, (301) 951-9244, $30 subscription fee; Capital Children's Museum Future Center, computer classroom with library of Atari software open to the public on weekends, $3/hr., 800 3rd St. NE, Washington, D.C. 20002, (202) 543-8600.

Computerized garden plans: Brookside Gardens, 1500 Glenallen Ave., Wheaton, Md. 20902, (301) 949-8231; CompuGarden, 725 Richmond Ave., Silver Spring, Md. 20910, (301) 589-7168. COPING

For comprehensive day-care information in Montgomery County: The Child Care Connection, 50 Monroe Street B-6, Rockville, Md. (301) 27 D.C. 20009, (202) 332-6960 or 293-3989 (TTY).

D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Special Constituencies Program provides funds for art programs for the elderly, incarcerated, institutionalized and the mentally and physically handicapped. Call Andrew Moss, (202) 724-5613.

Tishy business. An area firm that services commercial and residential customers: The Aquarium Maintenance Co., John Crawford or Michael Youngblut, (202) 639-6100.

Literacy training and information: Coalition for Literacy hotline, (800) 228-8813; Martin Luther King Library, (202) 727-1261; Literacy Council of Montgomery County, (301) 762-6800; Literacy Council of Northern Virginia, (703) 256-3444; Literacy Council of Prince George's County, (301) 627-8968. DIVERSIONS

Your place and theirs. American and British families host one another in this program. Contact Farokh Maxwell, Vacation Holiday Exchange, 11 Kings Ave., London N10 1PA England. Tel. 01-883-6193.

Row, row, row your boat . . . or their canoe: Thompson Boat Rentals, Rock Creek Parkway and Virginia Avenue NW, (202) 333-4861; Fletcher's Boat House, Canal and Reservoir roads on the C&O Canal Towpath, (202) 244-0461; Jack's Boats, 3500 K St. NW, (202) 337-9642.

Whitewater trips: Shenandoah River Raft Rides, (301) 834-8051; Blue Ridge Outfitters, (304) 725-2522; River & Trail Outfitters, (301) 695-5177; Potomac River Tours, (202) 530-8733; James River Runners, (804) 286-2338. ESCAPES

Caribbean sailaways: Mary Broadley, Sail-Away Brokerage Inc., P.O. Box 880, Hightstown, N.J. 08520, (800) 257-5107; Lynn Jachney, Lynn Jachney Charters Inc., P.O. Box 302, Marblehead, Mass. 01945, (800) 223-2050; Judy Kwaloff, Sailboats South Charters, 1900 SE 15th St., Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (800) 327-5033. FAMILIES

Establishing communication with the deaf: "Introduction to Deafness," a four-page leaflet published by Gallaudet College and the National Association of the Deaf, available through Gallaudet's National Information Center, (202) 651-5109; Gallaudet's Family Learning Vacation, summer programs for deaf children and their families, call Ruth Heiten, (202) 651-5600.

Fathers. Available from The Fatherhood Project, College Bookstore, Bank Street College of Education, 610 W. 112th St., New York, N.Y. 10025, (212) 663-7200: Fatherhood U.S.A., a national directory of programs and resources for fathers, $14.95 plus $1.50 postage.

Parent support groups: PACE (Parents After Childbirth Education Inc.), Vivian Kramer, (202) 279-8727; Parent Care, sponsored by American Society for Psychoprophylaxis in Obstretics, (202) 549-2226; Parent and Child, (301) 652-5383; Montgomery County Parent Resource Center, (301) 942-0231. FITNESS

Walk Talk. "Walking for Exercise and Pleasure," a free booklet on America's most popular exercise, by the President's Council on Physical Fitness. Write: Walking, Washington, D.C. 20001.

Bicycle Basics. There are more bicycles sold nationwide than cars, as America experiences a "cycling renaissance." Pedal pushers can refine their skills with a free pamphlet, Bicycling Fitness, plus a series of bicycle stretches. Send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Bicycle Federation, Suite 316, 1055 Thomas Jefferson St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20007. FOCUS

The Newspaper Group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets Monday nights at St. John's Parish House in Lafayette Square. Once exclusively a writers' group, it now is open to other professionals as well. Call AA, (202) 966-9115; Washington Area Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Inc., (202) 783-1300, 24-hour hotline. Publishes "The Coping Catalogue." HEALTH

Information on Child Sexual Abuse: Prevent Sexual Abuse, Box 2866, Chicago, Ill. 60690. King County Rape Relief, 305 S. 43 St., Renton, Wash. 98055.

Dyslexia Resources: ALCD National Headquarters, 4156 Library Rd., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15234; Maryland Advocacy Unit for the Developmentally Disabled, 2510 St. Paul St., Baltimore, Md. 21218; Orton Dyslexia Society, 724 York Rd., Baltimore, Md. 21204.

Dr. Judith Rappaport, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md. 20205. Ongoing studies on dyslexia, hyperactivity and infant depression.

Licebusters: National Pediculosis Association, P.O. Box 149, Newton, Mass. 02161; hotline, (617) 449-NITS. Prevention packet and poster, $5. IDEAS

Some patently interesting information for potential inventors: Obtaining a Patent, a general report by the Council of Better Business Bureaus, available from your local bureau; Patents and Inventions: An Information Aid for Inventors, $3.25. For ordering and other information, call the Government Printing Office, (202) 783-3238.

Area museums and nonprofit organizations with gift catalogues and brochures include: Center for Environmental Education, 624 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001. Gifts featuring whales and other endangered species; Freer Gallery of Art, 12th Street and Jefferson Drive NW, Washington, D.C. 20560. Catalogue, $1 mail and handling; Library of Congress, Central Services Division, Washington, D.C. 20540; National Gallery of Art, Publications Service, Washington, D.C. 20560, (202) 842-6454/6455 and 842-6466; National Wildlife Federation, Merchandise Office, 8925 Leesburgh Pike, Vienna, Va. 22184, (703) 790-4000; Smithsonian Institution, Mail Order Division, Box 199, Washington, D.C. 20560; U.S. Committee for UNICEF, Washington Office, 110 Maryland Ave. NE, Washington, D.C. 20002, (202) 547-0204. MONEY

For information or to make complaints concerning homeowners' insurance: Consumers' hotline, (800) 221-4954; National Insurance Consumer Organization, 344 Commerce St., Alexandria, Va. 22314. (703) 549-8050. Tax-deductible membership, $25/yr. Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, Insurance Administration, 614 H St. NW, Suite 516, Washington, D.C. 20001. (202) 727-7426; Maryland Insurance Division, Property and Casualty Bureau, 501 St. Paul Place, Baltimore, Md. 21202. (301) 659-6183; Virginia Bureau of Insurance, Property and Casualty Consumer Services, Box 1157, Jefferson Building, Richmond, Va. 23209. (804) 786-5185.

For people wanting to put their principal to work for their principles, socially responsible investment opportunities include: Calvert Social Investment Fund, Managed Growth Portfolio (mutual fund) and Money Market Portfolio, Suite 620, 1700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20006, (301) 951-4820 and (800) 368-2748; Dreyfus Third Century Fund (mutual fund), 767 Fifth Ave., New York, N.Y. 10153, (212) 715-6000. For prospectus, Dreyfus Service Corp., 666 Old Country Rd., Garden City, N.Y. 11530, (800) 645-6561; Pax World Fund (mutual fund), 224 State St., Portsmouth, N.H. 03801, (603) 431-8022; Working Assets Money Fund (money market), Suite 400, 230 California St., San Francisco, Calif. 94111, (800) 543-8800 for prospectus, (415) 989-3200, John Harrington, for questions. PRIVATE LIVES

Resources for newly-divorced or separated older women: Civil Service Spouses for Equity, 10521 Carnation Court, Adelphi, Md.; Crossroads, Capitol Heights, Md., with outreach centers in Bowie and Adelphi. Provides free personal and career counseling, education, training an Support group for men and women focusing primarily on early stages of separation and divorce. (301) 587-9233; Separated and Divorced Catholics, Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. Support group. For information and newsletter, call membership secretary Ursula Dawson, (301) 725-2177; Social Security Administration, calling from Maryland and D.C., 352-0447; from Northern Virginia, 661-8431. Publishes free booklet, A Woman's Guide to Social Security; Women in Transition, Washington, D.C. Support group for former wives and widows of Foreign Service employes, (202) 244-4547, evenings. SELF-HELP

Mobility training and orienteering for the disabled. Orienteering & Mobility newsletter, free, from the Harry A. Waisman Center on Mental Retardation and Human Development, 1500 Highland Ave., University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis. 53705; Elsie Taylor, Regional Special Population and Programs coordinator, National Capital Region, National Park Service, 1100 Ohio Drive SW, Washington, D.C. 20242. (202) 426-6770; Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind, 1421 P St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20005. (202) 462-2900; Dona Sauerburger, Metropolitan Washington Orientation and Mobility Association, 1606 Huntcliff Way, Gambrills, Md. 21054. (301) 858-0138; Linda Sussman, Volunteers for the Visually Handicapped, 4405 East-West Hwy., Bethesda, Md. 20814. (301) 652-4347; Maryland Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Region II office (Montgomery and Prince George's counties). (301) 772-3133; Ed Cleland, Virginia Department of Rehabilitation Services. (703) 569-4303. SENIORS

Help for aging parents not living nearby: Aging Network Services, Topaz House, No. 812, 4400 East-West Hwy., Bethesda, Md. 20814, (301) 986-1608, 951-8589.

Sources for retirement-planning information and assistance include: American Association of Retired Persons, 1909 K St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20049; Gray Panthers, 3635 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19104; National Council on Aging, 1828 L St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20036; National Council of Senior Citizens, 1511 K St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20005. TEENS

For information on wilderness trips and group counseling for teens of divorced parents: Center for Children of Divorce, (202) 686-6555, director Kim Long.

The Jobs of Summer. Youth summer employment opportunities include: Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks Department, (301) 987-9600; Arlington County Park Division, (703) 558-2426; Arlington Recreation Department, (703) 558-2700; D.C. Parks and Recreation, (202) 639-1134; Loudoun County Parks and Recreation Department, (703) 777-0343; Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission, (301) 853-4816; Montgomery County Recreation Department, (301) 468-4164, 251-2252; Prince William County Park Authority, (703) 361-7181; Summer Youth Employment Programs include: Alexandria, (703) 838-4470; Anne Arundel, (301) 224-5388; Arlington, (703) 558-2688; Fairfax, (703) 237-0120; Loudoun, (703) 777-0364; Montgomery County, (301) 279-2046; Prince George's County, (301) 350-9760; Prince William County, (703) 335-6490.

Among area crisis-intervention centers trained to deal with teen suicide: D.C. Crisis Center, (202) 737-CARE; D.C. Suicide Prevention hotline, (202) 727-3622; Montgomery County Crisis Center, (301) 656-9161, 24-hour walk-in counseling service; Northern Virginia hotline, (703) 527-4077; Prince George's County Crisis Center, (301) 322-2606. 24-hour emergency psychiatric service. TRENDS

Neighborhood Watch programs. For information on starting a program, contact the community service office of your area police department. BOOKS

How to Raise a Street Smart Child, "the complete guide to safety on the street and at home," by Grace Hechinger (Facts on File, $14.95).

What Did You Learn in School Today? "A comprehensive guide to getting the best possible education for your child," by Christine and Bruce Baron and Bonnie MacDonald (Warner Books, $7.95).

Don't Say Yes When You Want to Say No, by Herbert Fensterheim and Jean Baer (Dell, $3.50).

A Whack on the Side of the Head. "How to unlock your mind for innovation," by Roger Von Oech (Warner Books, $8.95).

The Child Care Encyclopedia, by Penelope Leach. Psychologically-oriented advice, heavy on cooperation rather than commands: "Obedience" is not a useful concept (Knopf, $22.95).

How To Sell Your Ideas, by Jesse S. Nirenberg (McGraw-Hill, $15.95).

Homemade Money: The Definitive Guide to Success in a Home Business, by Barbara Brabec (Artisan Crafts, $14.45, P.O. Box 10423-HMM, Springfield, Mo. 65808). A workbook of practical advice.