ERIC Number: ED319175
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
"Survey of Agency Services to Persons Who Have Severe Disabilities." Results of the Survey.
Indiana State Univ., Terre Haute. Blumberg Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Special Education.
The survey was designed to describe and assess the types of services that Indiana agencies provide to learners with severe handicaps. The survey consisted of a section on general descriptive information and sections on daycare and transition services. Sixty-two surveys were distributed to service agencies, and 39 were returned, representing 97 counties serving 3,608 persons with severe handicaps. The survey collected information regarding types of disabilities, settings of service, types of goals written into individualized instruction plans, day placement with nonhandicapped peers, barriers to integration, integration plans, respite care, daycare provisions, written transition agreements between schools and agencies, existence of timetables for transition objectives, and participants in the transition planning process. Results suggest that agencies provide a vast majority of their services at the agency site rather than in natural environments, a number of agency clients were participating with nonhandicapped peers in a variety of day placements, a relatively low number of agencies were providing respite care, and transition services were frequently implemented by preschool service providers. A sample of the survey form is appended. (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Univ., Terre Haute. Blumberg Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Special Education.
Note: For related documents, see EC 230 860-861.