ERIC Number: ED172487
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Developmental Disabilities Act Amendments of 1978. Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Health and the Environment of the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce. House of Representatives, Ninety-Fifth Congress. April 4-5, 1978. Serial No. 95-103.
Congress of the U. S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce.
The document contains transcripts of the Congressional hearings on the Developmental Disabilities Act Amendments of 1978 (H.R. 11764), legislation designed to improve and coordinate provision of services to the developmentally disabled. Presented along with the text of H.R. 11764 are the texts of H.R. 278, H.R. 2151, and H.R. 10059 (all part of the Autistic Children Research Act). Statements from the following individuals are among those give (affiliation in parentheses): Mary S. Akerley (past president, National Association for Autistic Children); Roy V. Bruninghaus (executive director, North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities); Robert R. Humphreys (commissioner, Rehabilitation Services Administration); Norman V. Lourie (chairman, National Task Force on Developmental Disabilities); Richard Schiefelbusch (American Association of University Affiliated Programs for the Mentally Disabled); and Richard E. Verville (counsel, National Easter Seal Society for Crippled Children and Adults). Also provided are additional materials which include a summary of service network plan year objectives and associated implementation activities; national projections of the total number of developmentally disabled to be served for fiscal year 1978; "Being Disabled in America" (a concept paper by R. Humphreys; and a statement submitted by the National Association of Private Residential Facilities for the Mentally Retarded. (SBH)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U. S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce.
Identifiers: Congress 95th; Developmental Disabilities Act
Note: A number of pages are virtually unreadable in the original document