ERIC Number: ED307757
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Supporting People in the Community: A Case Study of the Residential Support Program, Centennial Developmental Services, Weld County, Colorado. Site Visit Report.
Walker, Pam; Salon, Rebecca
The site visit report describes the Residential Support Program of the Centennial Developmental Services, a community-centered board providing residential services and support to persons (currently 67) with disabilities in Weld County, Colorado. Residential settings include a group home, supported apartments, foster homes, natural family homes, or independent living. The level of support offered ranges from live-in, full-time coverage, to part-time staffing, to follow-along support a few hours per week or month. The report focuses on case studies of six people supported by the program including descriptions of the physical settings and their daily routines. Key components of the program philosophy include providing residential supports to individuals in their own homes, promoting a sense of home, promoting as much independence as possible, the belief that all people with disabilities belong in the community, and promoting an alternative to a continuum-based model of services. Program strengths include the small-scale, dispersed settings; individualized placements and supports; individualized, flexible programming in natural contexts; and staff relationships with each other and the people they support. (DB)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Community Programs, Daily Living Skills, Deinstitutionalization (of Disabled), Disabilities, Family Environment, Group Homes, Mental Retardation, Residential Programs
Syracuse University, Center on Human Policy, Research and Training Center on Community Integration, 724 Comstock Ave., Syracuse, NY 13244-4230 ($2.75).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado