ERIC Number: ED263738
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-May-28
Reference Count: 0
Client Governance of Educational and Vocational Programming.
Houchin, John F., Sr.; And Others
In designing and implementing a program to meet the educational and vocational needs of mentally retarded adults, the role of client involvement in curriculum decision-making was recognized. Two groups of clients were formed to provide input to staff. The Student Government of Continuing Education and the Worker Relations Council afforded clients opportunities to have a direct impact on quality of services. Clients learned important skills in responsibility, judgement, and accountability. A total of 48 clients have attended at least one meeting, representing approximately 12% of the facility's population. Subjects addressed by the committees are described, including repair of the facility gymnasium and job-related issues. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association on Mental Deficiency (109th, Philadelphia, PA, May 27-31, 1985).