ERIC Number: ED308645
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Community Living 2000: A Time of Change, A Time of Challenge.
Canadian Association for Community Living, Downsview (Ontario).
The booklet describes the goal of the Canadian Association for Community Living that all Canadian citizens with mental retardation will, by the year 2000, be part of families and communities with a voice in decisions affecting their lives. The history of the association since the 1950's is briefly reviewed and remaining obstacles to the longterm goal identified. An agenda to be achieved by 1992 includes such goals as all children attending neighborhood schools, a decrease in the number of people in sheltered workshops due to increased employment in the competitive sector, and no further admissions to institutions. Examples are given of existing successful implementations of the various components of the Association's agenda. The last section explains what families and communities can do to further the goal of full integration. Finally, the addresses of provincial and territorial associations working on behalf of persons with mental handicaps are given. (DB)
Descriptors: Community Programs, Deinstitutionalization (of Disabled), Foreign Countries, Long Range Planning, Mainstreaming, Mental Retardation, Normalization (Handicapped), Objectives, Social Integration, Values
Canadian Association for Community Living, Kinsmen Building, 4700 Keele St., Downsview, Ontario M3J 1P3 Canada.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Canadian Association for Community Living, Downsview (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada