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ERIC Number: ED153396
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Pages: 34
Abstractor: N/A
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Deinstitutionalization of the Mentally Retarded: A Case Study.
Leone, Peter; Retish, Paul
Presented is a case study of efforts of two consultants to encourage deinstitutionalization and compliance with Title 19 and Title 20 regulations at a church supported facility for 258 mentally retarded residents. Noted is conflict between deinstitutionalization requirements and the administration philosophy of providing kindly custodial care without individualized evaluation or programming. Priority areas for change in the institution are identified as sharing of decision making, open budgeting, an open-door policy, reduction of numbers of residents, and usage of the community. Also noted is the development of Individual Program Plans (IPP's) for residents and provision of inservice training to staff members. Reported are evaluation results indicating that the institution did meet federal and state standards and improved administrator attitudes; but that development of IPP's is time consuming. (DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention, The Council for Exceptional Children (56th, Kansas City, Missouri, May 2-5, 1978, Session T19)