ERIC Number: ED164928
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Self-Study and Evaluation Guide/1979 Edition. Section B-1: Agency Profile.
National Accreditation Council for Agencies Serving the Blind and Visually Handicapped, New York, NY.
This guide on developing an agency profile is one of 28 guides designed for organizations serving the blind and the visually handicapped who are undertaking a self-study as part of the process for accreditation by the National Accreditation Council (NAC). Instructions for preparing a packet of informative data and material for advance study by members of a site review team are provided. Profile areas described are the following: (1) statement of philosophy of service; (2) agency profile developed from documents or publications (e.g., authorizing instruments, governing authority, annual report to the public), and from tabular data (e.g., personnel utilization by vision status, staff assignment and certification, and persons served); (3) community profile, including information about the geographic area served by the agency, estimated population of the blind and visually handicapped persons in that area, and summaries of key relationships with other agencies, schools, services, and organizations; and (4) a listing of the members of the self-study coordinating committee. (JH)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Agencies, Blindness, Check Lists, Guidelines, Interprofessional Relationship, Organization, Professional Services, Profiles, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Self Evaluation, Staff Utilization, Standards, Visual Impairments
National Accreditation Council for Agencies Serving the Blind and Visually Handicapped, 79 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10016
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Accreditation Council for Agencies Serving the Blind and Visually Handicapped, New York, NY.