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ERIC Number: ED051611
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
Pages: 120
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Reference Count: 0
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Halfway Houses for the Mildly Retarded.
Gia, Gilbert P.
Investigated were number and location of community residences or halfway houses (of fewer than 61 persons) for the mildly retarded and their programing practices. Form letters and questionnaires uncovered 68 programs meeting internal delimitations of the study. Programs were categorized for analysis purposes into California Programs, New Programs (in operation for 12 months or less), and Old Programs. Analysis of data showed the majority of non-California programs in Texas and Florida. Clients in Old Programs had short lengths of stay (mean of 22 months), used public facilities and contributed to own maintenance in 60% of the cases, and went independently to jobs in over half of the cases. New Programs resembled Old Programs except that over 60% of the New were integrated by sex. Although 51 halfway houses were found outside California, not one for the mildly retarded was found in California. The sample of existing California Programs (Family Homes and Resident Facilities) were characterized by fewer residents, longer stays, lower estimated IQ, little community involvement, and lower level of self-maintenance. Patients were not normalized to the extent of residents in other programs. (KW)
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Identifiers: California
Note: Submitted by the author as partial fulfillment of the requirements for his Master's degree