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ERIC Number: ED176510
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Pages: 38
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Interagency and Interdisciplinary Approaches to Meeting Needs of Developmentally Disabled.
Kirchman, Mary P.; And Others
The document reports on the Communitization Integration Team, a joint interagency planning project whose major goal was to develop, within a two county area, models for the cooperative delivery of community based services to school age developmentally disabled children, particularly the severely-profoundly retarded. Initial sections cover project goals (including a public education-public awareness program) and the development of services in a rural county. Project planning methods are reported in a third section. The role of the team in planning the school program is discussed in terms of four major goals (among which is the development of a full service plan to meet the individualized education program needs of the students). Section 5 considers the status of services at the beginning of the project, the role/program of the training center for mentally retarded persons not eligible for public school or vocational rehabilitation services, and constraints on joint programing. Final sections review public education efforts of the team to foster normative interactions for trainable and severely mentally retarded students, and the format and design of services developed in a rural county. (SBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Papers presented at the Annual International Convention (57th, Dallas, Texas, April 22-27, 1979)