ERIC Number: ED107040
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: 0
A Plan for Improved Services for the Developmentally Disabled in Michigan.
Harris, Gail A.; Miller, Sharon K.
Presented is Michigan's plan for improving services to the developmentally disabled who are institutionalized or at risk for unnecessary institutionalization. Such planning principles as accountability and normalization are said to be the basis for recommendations at the state, regional, and local levels, as well as for state home and training schools. Reviewed are procedures and methods of plan development. Reported are project findings regarding state home and training schools (including incidence figures for secondary handicaps and habilitative program descriptions) and community programs and services (including the need for a central referral service and home counseling). Position papers on educational programs for residential placements, nursing homes, prevention, nutrition, and dental services are provided. Diagramed is a proposed organization system. Outlined is agency and service delivery model information for infants, preschoolers, children, adolescents, young adults, adults, and the elderly. Among the four appendixes are sample surveys and workshop programs. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC. Div. of Developmental Disabilities.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Association for Retarded Children and Adults, Lansing.; Michigan State Dept. of Public Health, Lansing.