ERIC Number: ED023230
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Reference Count: 0
The Florida Plan for Comprehensive Action to Combat Mental Retardation. A Report to the Governor.
Florida State Interagency Committee on Mental Retardation Planning, Tallahassee.
Information is provided on Florida's mental retardation facilities and programs, and specific recommendations and guidelines are given for the expansion and improvement of services. The following are specified: basic principles for the care of the mentally retarded; recommendations for legislative action, training centers, research, community action, and other public and private agencies and institutions; the development of state residential institutions; the nature of mental retardation, its causes, characteristics, degrees, and prevalence; and prevention, case finding, diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment. Also detailed are community and residential services; an enriched program of special education for the retarded, including training, rehabilitation, and employment; recommendations for research centers; a new legal concept of the retarded and dissemination of information to opinion-making groups; coordination of services on federal, state, and local levels; and commitments to needed areas of action. In all, 131 recommendations are made. Seven appendixes and a 39-item bibliography are provided. (BA)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Community Programs, Coordination, Exceptional Child Education, Identification, Mental Retardation, Planning Commissions, Program Development, Public Relations, Research and Development Centers, Residential Schools, Services, State Action, State Programs, State Schools, Vocational Rehabilitation
Division of Mental Retardation, 900 South Bronough Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32304.
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Public Health Service (DHEW), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Interagency Committee on Mental Retardation Planning, Tallahassee.