ERIC Number: ED336924
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
"Goin' For It": Life at the Gig Harbor Group Home.
Lutfiyya, Zana Marie
The report, one of a series describing innovative practices in integrating people with disabilities into community life, describes the Gig Harbor (Washington) group home which serves five severely retarded adults. The home is staffed by five people, two teams and the Director, with each team living in the house on alternate weeks. Topics covered include development of the Neighborhood Living Project which administers the home, the Project's procedures and philosophy (e.g., provision of a long-term home, opportunity to develop and maintain significant relationships, and opportunity to learn and do things for oneself). Also reported are problems the home faces. These include meeting the administrative requirement for extensive data collection which sometimes interferes with informal household routines and complying with state Medicaid regulations which question the placement of some of the residents and raises the issue of program accountability. (DB)
Descriptors: Accountability, Community Programs, Compliance (Legal), Group Homes, Program Administration, Residential Programs, Severe Mental Retardation, Social Integration, State Standards
Syracuse University, Center on Human Policy, 200 Huntington Hall, Syracuse, NY 13244-2340 ($2.20).
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: Washington (Gig Harbor)