ERIC Number: ED307745
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Resources on Supporting People with Extensive Health Needs in the Community.
Syracuse Univ., NY. Center on Human Policy.
The document is intended to help states and local communities locate resources to support children and adults with extensive health needs in the community. An overview article, titled "Supporting People with Medical and Physical Needs in the Community," by Bonnie Shoultz and Julie Ann Racino, identifies principles for community integration, highlights best practices in this area, and examines selected issues based on literature and experience. A second article, by Pam Walker, is titled "Family Supports for Children with Severe Disabilities and Chronic Illnesses in Maryland." It reports on good practices at three Maryland service sites and discusses key family support issues and practices. The third article, "Supporting Adults with Severe Disabilities in the Community: Selected Issues in Residential Services" (Racino and Walker), examines key issues raised by an individualized approach to supporting adults with extensive health needs. Such issues include size of setting, heterogeneity versus choice in roommates, and rigidity versus flexibility of supports. Also included are an annotated listing of 37 print resources; descriptions of services provided by six major organizations dealing with home and community-based services; and descriptions of 10 agencies, programs, and regional service systems for this population. (DB)
Descriptors: Community Programs, Health Services, Information Sources, Normalization (Handicapped), Physical Disabilities, Resources, Special Health Problems
Syracuse University, Center on Human Policy, Research and Training Center on Community Integration, 724 Comstock Ave., Syracuse, NY 13244-4230 ($4.15).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY. Center on Human Policy.
Note: Portions of this document are printed on colored paper.