ERIC Number: ED140534
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
A National Forum on Residential Services (New Orleans, Dec. 3-4, 1976).
National Association for Retarded Citizens, Arlington, TX. Research and Demonstration Inst.
Fourteen papers delivered at the 1976 national forum on residential services sponsored by the National Association for Retarded Citizens are presented. Among topics addressed are historical perspectives on institutional change and normalization, a continuum of residential alternatives, deinstitutionalization, funding resources, funding strategies, management and administrative issues, laws and regulations, and accountability and monitoring. Also reviewed are five current program models: the Elisabeth Ludeman Developmental Center, a public institution; group homes sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare; the Eastern Nebraska Community Office of Retardation, a regional community model; foster homes; and Innisfree, a village integrating the retarded with the nonretarded. Appended are a bibliography on community based residential services and a list of participants in the conference. (CL)
Descriptors: Accountability, Community Programs, Community Services, Conference Reports, Financial Support, Group Experience, Mental Retardation, Models, Normalization (Handicapped), Residential Programs
NARC Research and Demonstration Instititue, 2709 Avenue E East, P.O. Box 6109, Arlington, Texas 76011 ($2.50)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association for Retarded Citizens, Arlington, TX. Research and Demonstration Inst.