ERIC Number: ED259532
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Apr-13
Reference Count: N/A
A Program Inspection on Transition of Developmentally Disabled Young Adults from School to Adult Services.
Office of Inspector General (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Discussions were held with 252 respondents (state and local officials, service providers, educators, parents) in 28 states concerning the problems in transition from school to adult services for developmentally disabled young adults. Transition issues were seen to include questions of where to live, what to do, and how to obtain support. The complex nature of the adult service system is noted, and examples of program models identified as innovative are offered, including those focusing directly on transition mechanisms between high school and adult services, as well as those adult service models emphasizing independent or semi-dependent living. The section on information on federal and state expenditures outlines spending by the Health Care Financing Administration, the Social Security Administration, the Office of Human Development Services and the Public Health Service. Two approaches to financing and delivery of adult services are noted: (1) increased reliance on smaller community-based intermediate care facilities and home and community-based care allowed by the Medicaid waiver provisions; and (2) growing use of programs stressing independent living and competitive work. Two appendixes include descriptions of 10 model programs and summaries of major funding programs for developmentally disabled adults. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Inspector General (DHHS), Washington, DC.