ERIC Number: ED084735
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1966-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Kansas Citizens Plan Comprehensive Mental Retardation Services. Summary and Recommendations.
Kansas State Dept. of Social Welfare, Topeka. Div. of Institutional Management.
Summarized are the recommendations and findings of 1 1/2-year project to prepare a plan to combat mental retardation in Kansas. The study is said to have been based on the principle that needs rather than diagnostic labels should determine services provided. Outlined are mental retardation planning activities at the federal level and preplanning activities in Kansas such as a 1958 report. Detailed is the organizational structure including 18 committees organized into three task forces. Information is provided on the incidence of mental retardation, existing and needed services, and future needs for program development. Described are research projects, training and demonstration projects, and legislative enactments concerned with mental retardation in public and private institutions in Kansas. Specific recommendations are given for the following areas: state organization, organization of community services, the need for a "fixed point of referral" at both community and state levels, diagnostic and evaluation services, parental counseling, home training, special education services, vocational rehabilitation, sheltered workshop services, the Vocational Rehabilitation Unit, state operated residential facilities, other residential facilities, group day care centers, prevention, research, public awareness, and manpower. Briefly explained is an implementation plan. (DB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Public Health Service (DHEW), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Dept. of Social Welfare, Topeka. Div. of Institutional Management.
Identifiers - Location: Kansas