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ERIC Number: ED101508
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 40
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
An Eleven Year Follow-Up of Adult Former Students of Wisconsin Public School Classes for the Trainable Mentally Retarded. Monograph No. 1.
Blessing, Kenneth
The second stage of a followup study examined the life circumstances and adaptive skills of 44 adult former students of Wisconsin classes for the trainable retarded. Results of interviews with the retardates' parents showed that 14 percent more adults had been institutionalized since 1962, 72 percent of the Ss were involved in community programs as compared to the earlier figure of 15 percent, 77 percent of the families were receiving financial assistance, and few parents had made realistic future plans for the retardate. Ss showed strengths in such skill areas as mobility, self-care, and personal adjustment while weaknesses were usually in specific abilities including shopping, reading, and the use of money. Identified were the following needs: systematic analysis and development of local small group homes, coordinated planning between home and public school with greater emphasis on instructional carryover into adulthood, increased parent education, and augmented day care services. Results demonstrated the need for an integrated model of services to the moderately retarded. (CL)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: Wisconsin Association for Retarded Children, Madison.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Div. for Handicapped Children.
Note: Monograph Series: Program Accountability in Special Education; For related information see ED 015 571