ERIC Number: ED253013
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Report on a Visit to the United States and Canada to Learn about Facilities and Programs for People Suffering from Mental Retardation (May 18-July 12, 1982).
The paper describes reactions of an Israeli visitor to special education and rehabilitation facilities for mentally retarded persons in the United States and Canada. Among programs visited were group homes, infant stimulation projects, citizen advocacy approaches, and camps. Impressions are summarized, noting the trend toward deinstitutionalization, commitments to political advocacy, emphasis on citizens' rights, and the general inadequacy of workshops. The existence of four basic amenities in the United States--phones, cars, holidays, and adequate incomes--are missing in Israel; the effects on services are noted. A brief summary of services for mentally retarded persons in Israel concludes the report. (CL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Cover page contains light print.