ERIC Number: ED105696
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Serving Handicapped Children: The Road Ahead. Paper No. 5304.
Brewer, Garry D.; Kakalik, James S.
In remarks made to the 1974 Executives Conference of the Child Welfare League of America, the author summarizes a 2-year multidisciplinary study of U.S. programs and services for handicapped (specifically vision and hearing impaired) children and their families. Described are the study's first year efforts to identify the population, services required, programs, and delivery services. Considered are the second year's analysis of general system problems in four general classes: insufficient resources; inequity in access to services and level of services provided; gaps in such services as prevention, identification, and direction; and lack of planning, coordination, and information. Recommendations of important service needs include improvements in prevention, early identification, direction, and medical treatment. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.
Note: Paper based on an oral presentation given to the Child Welfare League of America, Executives Conference (San Francisco, California, August 1974)