ERIC Number: ED169725
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Statewide Advocacy Systems for the Developmentally Disabled-Profiles in Innovation. Executive Summary of Study Report.
The booklet provides information on the early implementation of state protection and advocacy (P and A) systems as provided for and funded by Public Law 94-103 (Developmentally Disabled Assistance and Bill of Rights Act). The P and A implementing agencies are described in terms of the following characteristics: budget, staffing, use of resources, scope, visibility, amount of authority, and independence from service providers. Characteristics of a sample of nine states' (Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Carolina, and Utah) implementation programs are included, as well as a chart with background data. Advocacy capability and initiatives (such as legal advocacy and legislative advocacy), the obstacles to implementation, as well as methods of assessing caseload and data collection are discussed. (PHR)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Human Development (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Developmental Disabilities.
Authoring Institution: American Bar Association, Washington, DC.