ERIC Number: ED224217
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Changing Policies and Program Trends in Publicly Financed Services to the Developmentally Disabled. Instructional Course Number 24. Analysis.
Ross, E. Clarke
Word from Washington, v11 n4 Sep 1982
The paper outlines the educational objectives of a course offered at the 1982 meeting of the American Academy on Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine. The course addresses policy changes and trends in publically financed services to developmentally disabled persons. Topics covered in the outline are a continuum of care; historical developments of major federal programs; generic and specialized services, entitlement to services; federal government growth; the intergovernmentalized system; the Reagan Administration 1981 agenda; 1981 congressional decisions; 1982 Regan Administration proposals (including federalizing of Medicaid and terminating 44 federal programs); 1982 congressional climate; recent significant Supreme Court decisions (including Southeastern College vs. Davis and Pennhurst State School and Hospital, et al. vs. Halderman, et al.); and 1982 pending public policy issues (such as federal commitment to P.L. 94-142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act). A final section lists questions yet to be answered on such topics as uniform definitions of chronic disabilities and the realignment of a continuum of care. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Collected Works - Serials; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Cerebral Palsy Associations, Inc., Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine Annual Meeting (San Diego, CA, October 9, 1982).