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ERIC Number: ED087176
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Oct
Pages: 3
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Housing; Policy Statement.
American Foundation for the Blind, New York, NY.
Presented by the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) are background information and policy statements on community housing, use of rehabilitation centers, housing for children, and housing for aged persons who are visually handicapped. Because of society's adherence to the concept of the single family home it is maintained that institutional housing should be considered appropriate only for reasons such as individual inability to exercise freedom of choice for independent living. The AFB housing policies are described to be based on the proposition that blindness alone is no cause for separation of individuals from the rest of society. Specified are integrated facilities in community housing, temporary residential facilities for rehabilitation, efforts to maintain visually handicapped children in the home or special schools near the home, and provision for special services for blind aged persons living in residential facilities under government or voluntary auspices. (MC)
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Authoring Institution: American Foundation for the Blind, New York, NY.