ERIC Number: ED100097
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-May
Reference Count: 0
Serving the Deaf-Blind Population: Planning for 1980.
Brewer, Garry D.; Kakalik, James S.
Discussed in the report on planning for services to deaf-blind persons are the impact of the 1963-65 rubella epidemic on service delivery, the need for service system information and control, prevention of rubella as a cost-effective alternative to after care, estimates of the size of the 1980 deaf-blind population, and the projected (1980)cost of serving the deaf-blind. Cited is the need for information on such topics as the prevalence and needs of the deaf-blind population (both the young and persons older than age 21); the degree of hearing, vision, and mental impairment; the cost of alternative service; and the effectiveness of current services and of coordination of existing programs in order to provide an integrated service system. Projections for 1980 demonstrate the necessity of current action to prepare programs for adult residential care and vocational services for teens and young adults. Noted are factors which may affect service costs, such as the effect of inflation on the level of government effort. (LH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.
Note: For related information see EC 070 873