ERIC Number: ED196254
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Family Resource Services and Support Systems for Families with Handicapped Children.
Loop, Bertine; Hitzing, Wade
The monograph provides an historical overview of services for families of disabled children and considers strategies for increasing family support. The historical analysis traces factors influencing the lack of priority placed on family services and describes trends in family resource services. Advantages and drawbacks of the continuum and array approaches are considered. The array approach is seen to lead communities toward the development of a variety of services rather than continuums of different, segregated environments. Four critical components of such an array model are delineated: meaningful consumer involvement, generic agency development, legal framework, and training. The effects of the continuum approach on the development of temporary supports and respite care are examined. Recommendations for change are made for the program level as well as for the national policy level. (CL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ. Medical Center, Omaha. Meyer Children's Rehabilitation Inst.
Note: ; For related information, see EC 131 701-705.