ERIC Number: ED327017
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Invest in Virginia's Future...Prevent Developmental Disabilities.
Smith, Margaret, Ed.
This document presents the priorities of Action for Prevention, Inc. for the prevention of developmental disabilities in Virginia in the 1990's. The priorities were selected from recommendations developed by four task forces on genetics, perinatal, early childhood, and school age/adolescence. The document is intended to contain recommendations that are doable, manageable, and of significance for a variety of audiences in promoting the prevention of mental retardation/developmental disabilities. Recommendations are grouped into four areas: education and citizen awareness, access to quality care, environmental hazards and injuries, and research and evaluation. For each area, a description of the general problem is offered along with specific facts (usually containing statistical data) and recommendations. Participants in developing the recommendations are listed. (JDD)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Citizen Role, Community Role, Delivery Systems, Developmental Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Influences, Evaluation Needs, Genetics, Health Services, Injuries, Perinatal Influences, Preschool Education, Prevention, Public Policy, Public Service, Research Needs, Social Action, State Standards
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Virginia State Dept. of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Richmond. Developmental Disabilities Unit.
Authoring Institution: Action for Prevention, Inc., Richmond, VA.; Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Richmond. Virginia Inst. for Developmental Disabilities.
Note: For a related document, see EC 232 663. Photographs will not reproduce well.