ERIC Number: ED027665
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Dec-23
Reference Count: 0
Arizona's Comprehensive Plan to Help the Mentally Retarded.
Arizona State Dept. of Health, Phoenix. Mental Retardation Section.; Governor's Advisory Council on Mental Retardation, Phoenix, AZ.
To help combat mental retardation, 136 recommendations are made for the following: establishment by statute of a division of mental retardation, an advisory council, and a coordinating council of agencies; changes in laws governing the Arizona Children's Colony, additional public school legislation, and a study of civil and criminal law; immediate construction of habilitative residential care centers, service facilities, and personnel training facilities; training of health personnel at all levels of services, teaching, administration, and research; prevention; expansion of the organizations and agencies which have provided services; and expanded research by public and voluntary health organizations. Also provided is a historical background of mental health services and a consideration of other factors relating to the mentally retarded in Arizona. Tables give data on population, waiting lists for services, facilities and services, incidence, number of special classes, prevalence of PKU testing, aid for the disabled, school districts, medical personnel, manpower, and demographic factors; a discussion of metabolic diseases is included. (LE)
Descriptors: Administration, Caseworkers, Educational Programs, Exceptional Child Services, Facilities, Health Services, Incidence, Labor Needs, Legislation, Mental Retardation, Prevention, Professional Personnel, Program Development, Recreation, Rehabilitation Centers, Religious Education, Residential Care, State Programs, Voluntary Agencies
Arizona State Department of Health, Mental Retardation Section, Arizona State Office Building, 1624 West Adams Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85007.
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Public Health Service (DHEW), Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Dept. of Health, Phoenix. Mental Retardation Section.; Governor's Advisory Council on Mental Retardation, Phoenix, AZ.