ERIC Number: ED136470
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Independent Living for the Physically Disabled.
Atlantis Community, Inc., Denver, CO.
Findings are presented from a 1-year planning study of independent living for severely physically disabled persons. Funded by a federal grant through the city and county of Denver, the study focuses on the following 10 necessary services (with subtopics in parentheses): income assistance (subsidies and typical expenditures), attendant care (recommendations for long-term solutions and a sample budget for a cluster client), medical services (health insurance and health planning), counseling (the effects of the 1973 Vocational Rehabilitation Act), transportation (the Urban Mass Transit Administration), education (mainstreaming), employment (architectural and psychological barriers), recreation (active vs. passive involvement), housing (financing and detailed design standards), and legislation (antidiscrimination laws). Each chapter lists specific recommendations. The report also contains results of two surveys concerning the disabled population of Denver. Among four appendixes is the format of the needs assessment survey. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Atlantis Community, Inc., Denver, CO.