ERIC Number: ED022270
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Nov
Reference Count: 0
An Independent Living Rehabilitation Program for Seriously Handicapped Mentally Retarded Adults. Final Report.
The Independent Living Rehabilitation Program provided non-residential community rehabilitation to meet the personal, vocational, and social needs of seriously mentally handicapped young adults. After both an initial and an 8-week evaluation period, 75 enrollees were admitted for up to 2 years of training. Of the 75, 57% were classified as educable, 40% as trainable, and the remainder as mild (IQ over 75). Half were under 20 years of age. Of the 56 enrollees who completed the program's work-training experiences and social services, 13 were vocationally rehabilitated and 23 were placed in the Adult Training Center with only limited provision for gainful employment. Although there was no change in social competency ratings, some improvements were noted in a greater independence, the use of social services, and global ratings. Information on the program is given concerning influences, admission, referral sources, enrollees, and effect. Areas of program organization detailed are direct and supportive services, training and social services, the community, staffing and administrative tasks, and program evaluation procedures. Also provided are a 53-item bibliography, 27 tables (on the enrollees' characteristics, backgrounds, and progress ratings), three case studies, and a social competency rating scale. (BW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Vocational Rehabilitation Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Aid Retarded Children, Inc., San Francisco, CA.