ERIC Number: ED254747
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Whole Life Program. The Acculturation Model of Interdependent Apartment Living for Adults with Disabilities. Interfacing Individual Rights with the Responsibilities of Community Living. Continuing Education Courses through College for Living.
Black, Jan L.; Roelofs, Alice R.
This book is a resource for human service professionals with detailed information necessary to start, maintain, monitor, assess, and reevaluate a program targeting independence. It describes the Whole Life Program, an interdependent apartment program combined with continuing education for adults with developmental, physical, and emotional disabilities. Section I, Planning and Development, begins with an introduction to the concept of a Whole Life Program. Chapters 2-8 explore the process of running the program. Chapter 2 considers program structure and design. Chpater 3 looks at implementation and modifications that may be needed. Chapter 4 explores curricula, the adult education component, and program evaluation elements. True-life anecdotes from various phases in the Whole Life Process appear in chapter 5. Chapter 6 discusses the health advocacy role in all phases of the Whole Life program. Chapter 7 addresses tasks of case management. Future designs for growth are examined in chapter 8. Section II is the Whole Life Program operations manual. Chapters cover philosophy, assessment, intake, support services, structure, curriculum, evaluation of participant progress, management of individual funds, emergency procedures, emergency beeper system, nutritional standards, psychological concerns, medical concerns, exit, and vehicle usage and maintenance. Instruments and necessary forms are provided. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Caseworker Approach, Continuing Education, Daily Living Skills, Deinstitutionalization (of Disabled), Developmental Disabilities, Disabilities, Emotional Disturbances, Health Services, Physical Disabilities, Program Design, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation
Adult Learning Systems, Inc., 813 East Michigan Avenue, Suite 207, Ypsilanti, MI 48197 ($15.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Adult Learning Systems, Inc., Ypsilanti, MI.