ERIC Number: ED260531
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Community Services for Mental Retardation. Three Year Plan, July 1982-June 1985.
Kentucky State Dept. for Human Resources, Frankfort. Div. for Community Services for Mental Retardation.
The document presents Kentucky's 3-year plan for services to persons with mental retardation. The plan is the product of volunteers serving in an advisory role to the Kentucky Citizen's Planning Council and contains input from over 300 citizens from around the state. An initial section offers the Council's recommendations for improving services, including development of strong public information programs and formation of a coalition of consumer and advocacy organizations. The planning process and structure involved in the Council are reviewed. Chapter 2 portrays the state's service system with descriptions of mental retardation services, local school districts, state oriented programs, private facilities, consumer groups, and the state's regional system. An ideal system is delineated in terms of philosophical base, goals, and service continuity. Kentucky's current system is then detailed for each of its 15 regions. Each description touches upon structure, services provided by region, services provided by private affiliates of the region, other services within the region operated privately, and community resources. Three final chapters address (1) the needs assessment process and findings; (2) goals and objectives of the planning process; and (3) fiscal information, including the annual budget process and financing of community services to persons with mental retardation. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kentucky State Dept. for Human Resources, Frankfort. Div. for Community Services for Mental Retardation.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky