ERIC Number: ED217321
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Different Shades of Grey.
Demetral, G. David
This paper describes a project designed to integrate the Aging/Aged Developmentally Disabled (AADD) person into the larger community. Section 1 presents the ideology of the project. Section 2 describes the Macomb and Oakland Integration projects, two plans designed to evaluate the personal and environmental variables that affect the integration of the AADD clients (N=38) into the larger community. Steps taken into consideration during the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the two plans are explained; barriers to integration are described; and in-depth discussions of each of the two plans are provided. Section 3 contains materials personalized to reflect the growth of the groups' self-advocacy skills. The People First Movement of handicapped persons in the United States and Canada is discussed and the birth, development, and current status of the Utica Senior Chapter of People First, comprised of the 25 members of the Macomb Integration Plan, is presented. The appendices contain information on Shelby Seniors TOO!, a multipurpose center designed to help the AADD person become integrated into society. A People First flyer is also included. (NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Human Development (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Developmental Disabilities.
Authoring Institution: Macomb-Oakland Regional Center, Mt. Clemens, MI.; Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Inst. for the Study of Mental Retardation and Related Disabilities.