ERIC Number: ED100083
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jan
Reference Count: 0
A Demonstration of Three Models of Advocacy Programs for Developmentally Disabled Children.
Moore, Marie L.
Three demonstration models of advocacy programs for developmentally disabled children and their families are reviewed by the United Cerebral Palsy Associations, Inc. In a general summary statement, advocacy is defined as responsibility for seeing that legal and human rights are met; the history, rationale, and future plans for the 5-year Child Advocacy Project are given; and problems (such as lack of service at the appropriate time), goals, objectives, and strategies for overcoming barriers to services and resources are described. The Milwaukee Advocacy is seen to be an agency advocate/ombudsman model serving a predominantly black inner city population, with a legal advocacy program as one projected outcome. The San Mateo/Santa Clara (California) Model is described as a consumer advocacy model involving young, poor Chicanos in planning and developing community services. Comments on the New York State program (an agent advocate/program developer model) center on objectives, such as preparing legislative proposals, to meet the needs of populations in rural areas and state institutions. Discussed in the second component of the document are major goals, secondary objectives, and rationale for the National Advocacy Project as a whole and for the three models. (LH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: United Cerebral Palsy of Southeastern Wisconsin, Milwaukee.; United Cerebral Palsy of San Mateo / Santa Clara Counties, Santa Clara, CA.; United Cerebral Palsy Association, New York, NY.