ERIC Number: ED125182
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Senior Advocacy Program for the Developmentally Disabled Adult.
Schapiro, Judith S.
Services were provided for 16 deinstitutionalized developmentally disabled adults (DDA) through the use of senior citizens as advocates. Program objectives included provision of 20 hours per week of supervised one-to-one training in daily living skills for each DDA and the development of helping relationships between the DDA client and the senior advocate. Senior citizens were paid the minimum wage for 20 hours a week and participated in an ongoing inservice training program. The program enhanced the capability of the DDAs for independent living in the community. (DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention, The Council for Exceptional Children (54th, Chicago, Illinois, April 4-9, 1976)