ERIC Number: ED117897
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
A Design for Living: The PARC Plan. Report of the PARC Ad Hoc Planning Committee for Resolution II, October 19, 1974.
Pennsylvania Association for Retarded Citizens, Harrisburg.
Presented is the PARC (Pennsylvania Association for Retarded Citizens) Plan which resulted from a 3-month survey of Pennsylvania's institutional system and which was designed to improve living conditions and programs of state schools and hospitals serving the mentally retarded. Detailed are specific recommendations for the achievement of annual goals (from 1975 to 1980) in the following areas (goal examples are in parentheses): population (assess the needs of each resident in state schools and hospitals and develop individualized programs); staffing and staff training (develop an inservice training program); food services (achieve excellence in diet, food preparation, and food handling); linen and clothing service (provide clean, neat, fashionable, appropriate, individualized clothing as well as individual storage space); program (develop a uniform accountability procedure with a mechanism for correction of defects); housing (complete renovations to meet Life Safety Code and Medical Assistance requirements); health care (provide corrective and preventive measures for each individual); and monitoring (develop a uniform procedure for making and writing reviews of state schools). Included in each section is an implementation schedule for each program area and statements on the goals, actions required, funding sources, and PARC actions and responses for each year. A section on additional recommendations contains discussions of such topics as the development of family care training homes. (SB)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Clothing, Evaluation, Exceptional Child Education, Exceptional Child Services, Facilities, Health Services, Hospitals, Institutional Environment, Mental Retardation, Needs Assessment, Nutrition, Program Development, Residential Programs, Staff Development, State Agencies
Pennsylvania Association for Retarded Citizens, 1500 North Second Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17102
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania Association for Retarded Citizens, Harrisburg.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania