ERIC Number: ED201124
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Bridges: Examples of Community Residential Programs. Volume 2.
National Association for Retarded Citizens, Arlington, TX. Research and Demonstration Inst.
The document looks at the continuum of residential service models for mentally retarded individuals. Chapter 1 describes and cites research on four models (natural family homes, foster homes, community residential facilities, and nursing homes); and points out differences among these service models. A second chapter focuses on programs and facilities for children with sections addressing natural families (the Minnesota Family Subsidy Program, Certified Foster Parents); foster homes (Community Training Homes, the Pittsburgh Program, Ramsey County Program); recruitment of foster parents; and community based group homes (Working Organization for Retarded Children, Pan American Homes of Pennsylvania, Lynch Homes). Chapter 3 reviews three community based programs for adolescents and young adults--Concerned Care Inc.,; Group Live-In Experience; and the Hartford Group Homes. A fourth chapter looks at two group home programs (New Concepts for the Handicapped Foundation and Macomb-Okland Regional Center) and an apartment living facility (the Hartford Apartments) for adults. Chapter 5 lists future trends and critical concerns of residential services for the retarded; a final chapter cites references. (SB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Aid Association of Lutherans, Appleton, WI.
Authoring Institution: National Association for Retarded Citizens, Arlington, TX. Research and Demonstration Inst.