ERIC Number: ED170510
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Why Minority Individuals with Developmental Disabilities Drop Out of the Service System. A Report.
An instrument was developed to obtain data relevant to why minorities with developmental disabilities drop out of the service delivery system in Wisconsin. The questionnaire, after being pre-tested and revised, was sent to agencies, organizations, and schools, and to individuals with developmental disabilities who agreed to participate in the survey. Results of this investigation indicated that developmental disability staff working with minority individuals with developmental disabilities were viewed as "insensitive." Moreover, minority clients were in need of services such as transportation and babysitting. Recommendations included (1) workshops for staff and clients to improve communications; (2) ongoing minority sensitivity training programs; and (3) training and education programs for developmentally disabled individuals with a definite future in mind. (Surveys--pre-test, final, and correction--and data tables are included.) (CT)
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Developmental Disabilities, Disabilities, Minority Groups, Personnel Evaluation, Problems, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Research, Sensitivity Training, Staff Development, Staff Role, Surveys
Christina Metzler, Information Section, Division of Community Services, 1 West Wilson Street, Room 561, Madison, Wisconsin 53702
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Wisconsin State Council on Developmental Disabilities, Madison.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Service Systems; Wisconsin