ERIC Number: ED188387
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Report of the National Conference on Independent Living Service Regulations. Per P.L. 95-602 (Arlington, Virginia, March 7-9, 1979).
Conference proceedings are summarized from a 1979 national conference on regulations for Title VII of the Rehabilitation, Comprehensive Services, and Developmental Disabilities of 1978 (P.L. 95-602) which provides for a three part program in independent living for disabled persons. Conference participants represented a wide variety of disabilities. The report is organized around five topics (sample recommendations in parentheses): eligibility (no upper or lower age limits should be set in the regulations to determine eligibility); maintenance of effort (states should be permitted to develop a single individual written rehabilitation plan for both vocational rehabilitation and independent living services); state plan (the first year's plan should be a simplified document in which states comply with a number of statutory assurances); centers for independent living (a state level consumer group should be established to review applications and proposals for funding); and funding and accountability (new methods other than the vocational rehabilitation closure system, should be developed to evaluate the effectiveness of independent living services). (CL)
Descriptors: Conference Proceedings, Disabilities, Eligibility, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Policy Formation, State Programs, Vocational Rehabilitation
Tufts-New England Medical Center, Medical Rehabilitation Research and Training Center No. 7, Box 190, Boston, MA 02111 ($1.00)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Human Development.
Authoring Institution: Tufts Univ., Medford, MA. New England Medical Center.