ERIC Number: ED179046
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Sep-10
Reference Count: N/A
An Orientation to the Existing System of Public Financing Programs Currently Utilized in Providing Services to Persons with Developmental Disabilities.
Ross, E. Clarke
Word from Washington Analysis, v8 n9 Sep 1979
The paper examines the assumptions, historical developments of the federal service delivery system for developmentally disabled persons. Services for the disabled are seen to have evolved from criteria oriented programs to entitlements with accompanying guarantees of due process. Major federal programs are traced from the 1918 Vocational Rehabilitation Act for disabled veterans to the passage of P.L. 95-602, the Rehabilitation, Comprehensive Services, and Developmental Disabilities Amendments of 1978. Fiscal year 1979 appropriations levels for 14 major federal programs are listed, and organizational patterns of four federal programs are illustrated. Trends in deinstitutionalization, normalization, and the developmental model are considered. Inadequacies of proposed national health insurance plans are pointed out, and alternative plans to provide long term care for chronically disabled persons are described. (CL)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Cerebral Palsy Associations, Inc., Washington, DC.