ERIC Number: ED131612
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
A Consultation-Conference on the Gerontological Aspects of Mental Retardation.
Hamilton, Jane C., Ed.; Segal, Robert M., Ed.
Presented are the proceedings of a 1975 conference on the aged mentally retarded which focused on the following needs: health and medical needs, emotional and social needs, housing needs, and financial needs. Explained is the design and use of a workbook distributed to participants prior to the conference. The delivery of services on the state and local levels was considered in two papers with the following titles and authors: "On Aging and Mental Retardation" (S. Kriger), and "The Role of the Practitioner in Serving the Elderly" (M. Allardice and V. Crowthers). Noted are such conference objectives as the provision of an interface between professionals in the fields of gerontology and mental retardation. Summarized are results of workshops which considered the following issues: definitions, income provision and maintenance, social and emotional needs, transportation, vocational and avocational needs, health maintenance, and options in living arrangements. Three papers are included on issues concerning the delivery of services on a national level from the perspectives of the social rehabilitation services, the President's Committee on Mental Retardation, and the Administration on Aging, respectively. Conference evaluation results are reported to have been primarily positive. Appended are such items as the conference program and a list of conference participants. (DB)
Descriptors: Conference Reports, Emotional Adjustment, Financial Needs, Geriatrics, Health Needs, Housing Needs, Interdisciplinary Approach, Mental Retardation, Needs Assessment, Older Adults, Social Life
University of Michigan, Institute for the Study of Mental Retardation and Related Disabilities, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104 ($4.00)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration on Aging (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Inst. for the Study of Mental Retardation.
Note: ISMMRD Conference Proceedings (Ann Arbor, Michigan, April 8-10, 1975)