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ERIC Number: ED177840
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
MR78, Mental Retardation: The Leading Edge. Service Programs That Work.
The book highlights 30 effective service programs for mentally retarded persons. The first section presents information on eight family oriented programs serving high risk, Down's syndrome, urban poor, and profoundly handicapped children. Included are descriptions of parent education, support, and advocacy programs. Among seven public school education programs summarized include a preschool program in which normal children are integrated, a merger between a special school and a regular one, a community centered program for hearing impaired retarded teenagers, and continuing education courses on college campuses. Among the five community residence programs represented are the Eastern Nebraska Community Office of Retardation, the Macomb-Oakland Regional Center (Michigan), and the Tuolumne County Independent Living Project (a rural California program). Three descriptions of effective vocational programs are followed by two self assertion projects. Two programs serving mentally retarded offenders and two serving mentally ill/mentally retarded persons are reviewed. Final sections touch on prevention and future issues (including consumer advocacy systems, special-regular teacher relationships, and local community responsibility). (CL)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Programs, Demonstration Programs, Down Syndrome, Educational Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Programs, Mental Disorders, Mental Retardation, Multiple Disabilities, Postsecondary Education, Preschool Education, Program Descriptions, Residential Programs, Vocational Education
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Human Development (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Developmental Disabilities.
Authoring Institution: President's Committee on Mental Retardation, Washington, DC.
Note: This report was produced by New Directions Associates.