ERIC Number: ED185787
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
The Community Imperative: A Refutation of All Arguments in Support of Institutionalizing Anybody because of Mental Retardation.
Syracuse Univ., NY.
The document cites research to support the viewpoint that community integration is preferable to institutions for the severely and profoundly mentally retarded. Refuted are such arguments against deinstitutionalization as that retarded people should be segregated, that institutions are a more efficient and less expensive way to provide services, and that some people are so retarded they cannot benefit from educational programing. (SBH)
Descriptors: Community Programs, Deinstitutionalization (of Disabled), Institutionalized Persons, Literature Reviews, Mainstreaming, Normalization (Handicapped), Severe Mental Retardation
Center on Human Policy, Syracuse University, 216 Ostrom Ave., Syracuse, NY 13210
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY.