ERIC Number: ED095676
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-May
Reference Count: N/A
Protective Services and Citizen Advocacy. Monograph No. 3.
Sigelman, Carol K., Ed.
Presented are seven papers given at a conference on deinstitutionalization of the mentally handicapped which focus on protective services and citizen advocacy. Carol Sigelman stresses the following four concepts: follow-along (the monitoring of the developmentally disabled person in the community), advocacy, protection, and shelter, Alternatives for the provision of protective legal services for the developmentally disabled are considered by Gerald Bensberg. The present status and implementation of concepts of citizen advocacy in Nebraska are reviewed by Helen Zauha. Marie Moore describes a United Cerebral Palsy Association demonstration project of three models of advocacy programs which take into account demographic variables, differences in service availability and delivery, and differences in organization patterns. Parameters, definitions, and alternatives for protective services in Ohio are examined by Elsie Helsel. Phyllis Emory and William Parks also review aspects of protective service and public guardianship in Ohio. A critique of protective services in general and the Ohio protective services system in particular which centers on the need to protect the civil and human rights of the developmentally disabled is offered by Michael Kindred. Appended is the text of the Ohio Protective Service Law. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock. Research and Training Center in Mental Retardation.
Identifiers - Location: Nebraska; Ohio