ERIC Number: ED117880
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Avenues to Change, Book 2: Implementation of Citizen Advocacy through State and Local ARCs.
National Association for Retarded Citizens, Arlington, TX.
The second of four booklets on citizen advocacy for the mentally retarded provides specific guidelines for implementing advocacy programs in state and local Associations for Retarded Citizens. Functions of the state office and the state advisory committee are reviewed, along with funding sources for state programs. Procedures involved in setting up a local office include establishing a study committee to investigate the feasibility of an advocacy program, deciding questions of insurance and incorporation, and hiring staff. Described are such local office functions as recruitment, screening, program monitoring, and service evaluation. Among nine program forms provided are a sample news release form and advocate's monthly summary. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: National Association for Retarded Citizens, Arlington, TX.