ERIC Number: ED259498
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-May-20
Reference Count: 0
Family Care for Persons with Developmental Disabilities: A Growing Commitment.
Agosta, J. M., Ed.; Bradley, V. J., Ed.
The report presents findings from a study of family-based care for persons with developmental disabilities. The first of four parts introduces the problems of family-based care and presents perspectives of parents and of persons with developmental disabilities. Part 2, on responding to the needs of families, includes a review of historical and contemporary responses to disability, a discussion of the development of family support programs, and a summary of a national survey of existing family support programs (with information on the role of the family, means of service administration, permissible services, and the potential for consolidating resources). Part 3 presents six sections on the following contemporary service directions: policy options for family support services, families and future financial planning, tax policy to support families, private sector resources to support families, evaluation of family support programs, and family support options. The final part presents 13 recommendations for change in family based care and social policy. Five persons contributed concept papers to this report: Paul Castellani, "Policy Options for Family Support Services"; Addie Comegys, "A Parent's Perspective"; Susan Lamb, "The Perspective of a Person with Disabilities"; Robert Perlman, "Family Support Options: A Policy Perspective"; and Colleen Wieck, "The Development of Family Support Programs." (CL)
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Developmental Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Programs, Family Role, Financial Support, National Surveys, Public Policy
Human Services Research Institute, 120 Milk St., 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02109 ($19.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration on Developmental Disabilities (DHHS), Washington, DC.; Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Human Services Research Inst., Boston, MA.; National Association of State Mental Retardation Program Directors, Alexandria, VA.