ERIC Number: ED087173
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
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Specialized and General Agencies Serving Blind and Otherwise Visually Impaired Persons; Policy Statement.
American Foundation for the Blind, New York, NY.
The policy statement of the American Foundation for the Blind deals with specialized and general agencies serving blind and otherwise visually impaired persons. Noted is a recent trend toward amalgamating programs for various handicapped groups under single "umbrella" type agencies in the interest of economy, efficiency, and psychological benefits to clients. It is stated that agencies for the blind serve a unique professional function offering personal adjustment services, mobility and orientation training, and vocational counseling; that services for blind people should be combined within a single multiservice agency for the blind; that no evidence exists to support the value of providing specialized services for the blind within generalized settings; and that public and private agencies need to engage in joint planning and interactions so that duplication of services or inadequate services do not occur. (DB)
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Authoring Institution: American Foundation for the Blind, New York, NY.