ERIC Number: ED259528
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jul-20
Reference Count: N/A
The Developmental Disabilities Programs: Statutory Authority and Budget Information.
Smith, Mary F.
The booklet provides an overview of the federal and state programs which were established to coordinate and initiate services for persons with developmental disabilities. The scope of the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act is explored and the definition of developmental disability explained. The role and functions of the state developmental disabilities program are covered in terms of state planning councils, state plans for services to persons with developmental disabilities, and information on state allotments. Discretionary special project grants to extend or improve services are discussed with a list of service-related activities that are eligible for such funds. Requirements for protection and advocacy systems are briefly considered. Congressional findings regarding the rights of persons with developmental disabilities are reviewed, followed by a summary of the university affiliated training programs designed to provide interdisciplinary training. A final section outlines authorizations and appropriations for developmental disabilities programs. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Congressional Research Service.