ERIC Number: ED143154
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Sep
A Study of the Community Adjustment of Deinstitutionalized Mentally Retarded Persons. Volume II. Profile of National Deinstitutionalization Patterns 1972-1974.
Wyngaarden, Marty; Gollay, Elinor
Described in the second of six documents on the community adjustment of deinstitutionalized mentally retarded persons are national patterns (1972-1974) of community placement for 13,158 people returning to the community. Information from the questionnaires completed by 154 institutions is analyzed according to sample characteristics (age of population residing within institutions, and pre- and post-release services offered); release patterns (client age, level of retardation, and type of community placement); and the relationship between release patterns and such institutional characteristics as size and geographic location. Among findings summarized are that the most common type of community placement was natural/adoptive homes; and that larger institutions released a greater proportion of clients to group homes while smaller institutions more frequently chose natural/adoptive or foster homes. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.
Note: For related information, see EC 101 393-398