ERIC Number: ED123830
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The Coalition Approach to Improved Services for Handicapped Children in the Baltimore Region. Final Report.
Wickey, Jane M.; Hartman, Barbara L.
Presented is the final report of a 1-year project designed to determine the possibility of coordinating services for handicapped children in the Baltimore (Maryland) region by providing technical assistance to coalitions of decision makers at the local and regional levels. Some of the findings and conclusions drawn from the project are listed such as that successful coordination requires staff support. An overview of the project covers such topics as the coalition approach; the problem of lack of coordination; the role of Models of Delivery Systems Inc., a nonprofit corporation; project objectives; and interdependence of coalition and the model. The establishment of coalitions for handicapped children at the city, county, and regional levels are reported on separately. Described is a document developed during the project which is noted to contain information on direct services which exist specifically for handicapped children, identified gaps in services, and assessment of the interagency network in each jurisdiction. The two project models, one designed with the consumer in mind and the other designed to meet agency needs, are reviewed. Results from questionnaires for evaluating the project are cited, and it is concluded that the project was successful. Attachments are provided which include a table on the population of handicapped children (0-21 years old) in three local jurisdictions, an overview of the coalition approach project, a table on coalition members, copies of county and city project proposals, and a sample coalition project questionnaire form. (SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Regional Planning Council, Baltimore, MD.; Models of Delivery Systems, Inc., Baltimore, MD.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland (Baltimore)