ERIC Number: ED240793
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
Developing Community Housing Services for Blind and Deaf-Blind Students Who Have Completed Our Training Programs--What Is Our Professional Responsibility?
Lessard, Kevin J.
The paper describes the community residence and independent living services offered by Perkins School for the Blind which serves multi-impaired, blind, visually impaired, and deaf blind individuals. The first part reviews existing community living options and emphasizes the need for thorough diagnosis, extensive training in daily living skills and community experience curricula, inservice training for all staff, and cooperation between educators and rehabilitation personnel. The development of the Perkins' program is traced and its current status, which includes an apartment project and houses used for residential programming for 57 clients, is described. The author suggests that educators must become familiar with real estate concepts and principles and with aspects of estate and trust planning. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Perkins School for the Blind MA
Note: Paper presented at the National Conference of the Association for Education of the Visually Handicapped (Vancouver, British Columbia, June 30, 1982).