ERIC Number: ED065955
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Activity Centers for Retarded Adults.
Reported were the results of a national study designed to identify and locate activity programs for retarded adults in the United States, to study comprehensively identified programs, to examine national, regional, state, and area standards, and to complete a monograph on activity programs. Findings of a 1964 report were compared with findings in the current report. Activity programs were defined as organized rehabilitation services providing training in daily living activities to severely retarded individuals beyond school age. Development of activity programs was covered briefly. Findings reported included stated broad purposes of activity programs, referrals, admission criteria, evaluation procedures, reasons for rejection, activity center population, reasons for discharge, waiting lists, program schedules, program activities, criteria for grouping, ratio of instructors to the retarded, planning program activities, evaluation of the retarded, counseling, transportation, cost of transportation, personnel, academic preparation of personnel, facilities, sponsoring or governing boards, volunteers, average cost to maintain an individual in an activity center, support of programs, and standards for activity programs. Minnesota was found to have the most activity programs. (CB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: President's Committee on Mental Retardation, Washington, DC.