ERIC Number: ED350754
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
The Assessment of a Model for Determining Community-Based Needs of American Indians with Disabilities through Consumer Involvement in Community Planning and Change: Denver, Colorado. Executive Summary, 1990. Revised.
Marshall, Catherine A.; And Others
This executive summary describes a study to identify the concerns and needs of American Indians with disabilities living in the urban area of Denver (Colorado). The study also sought to determine if the Concerns Report Method was useful in identifying needs. The executive summary consists of a brief review of information on the urban American Indian, a review of American Indians and disability, a summary of research methods used in the study, a summary of study results, and recommendations for community change. The paper emphasizes that American Indians with disabilities assisted in designing and carrying out the research. Data from 100 interviews with American Indians with disabilities were analyzed, and the executive summary presents graphs showing the percentage of disabling conditions represented and the percentage of males and females reporting specific functional limitations. The study found that services needed include outreach, case management, affordable housing, accessible transportation, medical care, and employment opportunities. Eight recommendations are offered, along with four suggested areas of further research. The study concludes that the Concerns Report Method could be effectively used, with some modifications. (Contains 12 references.) (JDD)
Descriptors: American Indians, Change Strategies, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Females, Human Services, Incidence, Interviews, Males, Models, Needs Assessment, Participatory Research, Planning, Rehabilitation, Research Methodology, Sex Differences, Urban American Indians, Urban Areas, Vocational Rehabilitation
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northern Arizona Univ., Flagstaff. American Indian Rehabilitation Research and Training Center.
Identifiers: Colorado (Denver); Concerns Report Method
Note: For the final report, see ED 333 609; for a related document, see EC 301 562.