ERIC Number: ED198671
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Residential Services Position Paper.
Pennsylvania State Dept. of Public Welfare, Harrisburg. Office of Mental Retardation.
The document states the future direction of the Pennsylvania Office of Mental Retardation in planning and policy development for residential programs. Section I provides an overview, traces the history of residential services in Pennsylvania, and describes the residential system in Pennsylvania as of June, 1978. Section II outlines a continuum of services (from independent living to institutional living) and considers anticipated and desired trends in residential program development. Consideration is given to independent living; family care homes; community living arrangements; interim care facilities; private licensed facilities; and state centers, mental retardation units, and contracted facilities. A final section offers recommendations for future action in the following areas: changes in law, regulations, and funding patterns; needed planning initiatives; program development strategies; improved program accountability; increased staff development capability; and provision of community education. (SBH)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Public Welfare, Harrisburg. Office of Mental Retardation.