ERIC Number: ED148065
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Advocacy Under the Developmentally Disabled Assistance and Bill of Rights Act. A Discussion Paper on Section 113 and Its Implications.
Examined in the discussion paper are advocacy issues raised by Section 113 of The Developmentally Disabled Assistance and Bill of Rights Act (Public Law 94-103). Considered in Part I are the benefits of, and need for advocacy, and raised are definitional aspects of that term. Part II summarizes the relevant legislative history of Section 113 of P.L. 94-103. Described in Part III are existing advocacy agencies in selected states. Part IV reviews significant attributes of the intended system and some of the policy considerations in designating an implementing agency. Provided are 15 recommendations such as insuring that the system's core agency is independent of public or private providers of services. It is concluded that there are already a number of promising advocacy systems yielding direct and tangible benefits to the developmentally disabled. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Human Development (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Developmental Disabilities.
Authoring Institution: Temple Univ., Philadelphia, PA. Developmental Disabilities Center.
Note: For a summary of the discussion paper, see ED 140 568