ERIC Number: ED071214
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-May
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Residential Needs of Severely Physically Handicapped Non-Retarded Children and Young Adults in New York State. A Report to the Governor.
Fenton, Joseph; Ayers, Robert E.
Data were gathered on 2,565 severely physically handicapped non-retarded persons (aged 0-55 years) in New York who were considered potentially in need of residential facilities, in order to determine the need for long term residential facilities. Statistical data are presented on the number and characteristics of persons who now have or will have this need; younger disabled adults living in 500 proprietary nursing homes; physically handicapped persons living in a public infirmary; and monthly charges and source of payment for those living in residential facilities. Representative case studies illustrate the need for residential facilities. Data are also presented on the problems and potential resources for establishing long term residential facilities. Described briefly are public and voluntary agencies in New York with the potential for extending their programs to include residential facilities, as well as selected residential facilities and housing programs in the United States and abroad. Summarized are eight other studies related to long term facilities. Based on data gathered, 18 recommendations are made concerning development of residential facilities and care. (KW)
Descriptors: Children, Demography, Facilities, Financial Support, Physical Disabilities, Residential Care, Residential Institutions, Special Health Problems, State Surveys, Statistical Data, Surveys, Young Adults
Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, 400 East 34th Street, New York, New York 10016 (Monograph No. 46, $2.50)
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Authoring Institution: New York Univ., NY. Inst. of Rehabilitation Medicine.