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ERIC Number: ED181623
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 39
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
A Survey of Local Member Units of the National Association for Retarded Citizens.
National Association for Retarded Citizens, Arlington, TX. Research and Demonstration Inst.
The booklet describes findings of a 1976 survey of 883 local Association for Retarded Citizens (ARC) units which revealed great diversity in size, scope of operation, and sophistication. The majority of ARCs had 100 or fewer members, no staff, and were located in areas of 50,000 or fewer people. Other majority characteristics included use of planning committees, partial support from United Way campaigns, and newsletter publishing. Approximately one half of the ARC units provided direct services to retarded persons. Relatively few were involved in advocacy efforts, lead poisoning prevention, service accreditation, or program monitoring. Nine major action implications were suggested, including efforts to bolster salary levels for executive directors, the need for increased advocacy and monitoring efforts, and the development of youth ARC programs around the country. (CL)
Literature Sales Clerk, NARC 2709 Avenue E. East, Arlington, TX 76011 ($1.75)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association for Retarded Citizens, Arlington, TX. Research and Demonstration Inst.
Identifiers: National Association for Retarded Citizens
Note: M. R. Research, No. 6, A Monograph in the series published by The Research Advisory Committee; For related information, see EC 121 984-988