ERIC Number: ED336918
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Community Living for Adults in North Dakota: A Case Study of an Apartment Program.
Racino, Julie Ann
This report describes a 1988 site visit to Pride Industries, a private, nonprofit agency which operates an apartment program for individuals with developmental disabilities in Bismarck, North Dakota, through a contract with a regional office of North Dakota's Department of Developmental Disabilities. Pride Industries supports 34 people living in apartments, with residents obtaining services through the individualized supportive living arrangements (ISLA) program, funded primarily through the Title XIX home and community-based Medicaid waiver. The program provides either habilitation or personal care services. Each resident has both an internal and external case manager. The case study describes the structure of the ISLA program, methods for locating apartments, selecting roommates, selecting and training staff, developing contracts, scheduling, providing support services, and teaching to develop daily living skills. The case study also includes case histories of several of the residents. The report concludes with a discussion of organizational values, including leadership, openness to new ideas, mutual learning, reflectiveness, consumer control, optimism, and compromise. (JDD)
Descriptors: Adults, Case Studies, Community Programs, Developmental Disabilities, Housing, Independent Living, Individualized Programs, Normalization (Handicapped), Program Implementation, Rehabilitation
Syracuse University, Center on Human Policy, 200 Huntington Hall, Syracuse, NY 13244-2340 ($2.85).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY. Center on Human Policy.
Identifiers: Apartments; North Dakota (Bismarck)