ERIC Number: ED101507
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Travis County Mental Retardation Services Plan of the Travis County Mental Retardation Planning Council.
Austin - Travis County Mental Health - Mental Retardation Center, TX.
Presented is a county wide (Travis County, Texas) plan developed by 12 human service agencies to provide comprehensive educational, maintenance, and prevention services to the mentally retarded of all ages. Described are three underlying principles: human ecology (which stresses an individual approach to fulfillment), normalization, and community responsibility for all people. Detailed are educational services (including early childhood, academic, and career ecucation), rehabilitation services (such as vocational counseling and job training), and curative services (including crisis intervention and health insurance). The section on maintenance deals with such issues as adequate income maintenance, living arrangements, and transportation services. Prevention aspects of the plan are discussed regarding common health hazards and the provision of comprehensive health care. Major implications of the plan are listed for 15 community agencies in terms of education, rehabilitation, maintenance, and prevention factors. Provided is an 8-year (1972-80) calendar guideline for service and program development. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin - Travis County Mental Health - Mental Retardation Center, TX.
Identifiers - Location: Texas