ERIC Number: ED088252
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jul
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A Study of Georgia's Service for the Mentally Retarded (A Review of the Organization, Methodology and Implementation of the Project.) Volume II.
Atlanta Association for Retarded Children, Inc., Decatur, GA.
Presented is the second of two volumes reporting on a 2-year study of Georgia's services to the mentally retarded by the Atlanta Association for Retarded Children. The second volume concentrates on the organization and methodology of the project with special emphasis on the implementation of study recommendations. Described are internal and external public relations, community education, and social action processes used during the project. Offered in chronological order are steps taken in beginning and implementing the study. Reviewed are project origin and development into a three phase plan. Accomplishments of the first phase, planning and organization, are seen to have included a comprehensive review of the literature, a study of exemplary service systems, and establishment of a theoretical model service system. Phase 2, research and inquiry, activities are reported to have centered on collection of data on Georgia's existing services for the retarded and formulation of recommendations. Achievements of the final phase, implementation, are said to have included 6 months of regional activities in the Atlanta areas, a 9-month statewide public relations campaign, and a legislative campaign resulting in passage of the Community Services Act for the Mentally Retarded which encourages the development of group homes at the community level. Appended are texts of public relations items disseminated by the project. (DB)
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Authoring Institution: Atlanta Association for Retarded Children, Inc., Decatur, GA.
Identifiers - Location: Georgia