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ERIC Number: ED301020
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Feb-1
Reference Count: N/A
Coordination: Topic Paper J.
National Council on the Handicapped, Washington, DC.
In this assessment of federal legislation and programs affecting coordination of services to people with disabilities, actions are addressed which can lead to a more comprehensive and coherent service delivery system. Past coordinative efforts have attempted to resolve problems occurring at both the policy level and in program administration. Current coordination efforts include several interagency entities such as the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, the Interagency Committee on Handicapped Employees, the Administration on Developmental Disabilities, and the Interagency Coordinating Council mandated by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (as later amended). The National Council on the Handicapped considers coordination activities as one of its major responsibilities, and intends to use its unique position as an advisor to both Congress and the executive branch of the government to facilitate the implementation of a coordinated disability policy at the national level. A recommendation is proposed requiring state and local agencies that receive federal funds for services for people with disabilities to participate in the development of coordinated service delivery plans. (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council on the Handicapped, Washington, DC.
Note: In: Toward Independence: An Assessment of Federal Laws and Programs Affecting Persons with Disabilities--with Legislative Recommendations. Appendix: Topic Papers. A Report to the President and the Congress of the United States; see EC 211 757.