ERIC Number: ED218877
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-May
Reference Count: 0
Deinstitutionalization of Mentally Retarded People: Key Trends and Patterns.
Mitra, Sudhansu B.
The paper examines select state plans of deinstitutionalization, mandated by federal regulations. The current status and projected needs of programs and services for mentally retarded people are reviewed in particular to find out the states' guidelines in implementing the deinstitutionalization efforts. The review covers community residential living arrangements, community programs in training/employment, and community education. Areas of further research and training are suggested. It is concluded that the priority services mandated by P.L. 95-602 in the areas of alternative community living arrangement, case management, and nonvocational social development services are particularly designed to meet the needs of mentally retarded persons on an individual basis, to insure their adjustment to community life styles. A list of references, a schema of alternative living arrangements in the deinstitutionalization process, and tables with statistical data conclude the document. (Author/SB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Adapted from a paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association on Mental Deficiency (104th, San Francisco, CA, May 11-16, 1980).