ERIC Number: ED325987
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Ten Year Plan for the Redevelopment of Intellectual Disability Services: Consumers' Guide. Final Report.
Neilson Associates Pty. Ltd., Melbourne (Australia).
This consumers' guide provides an easily understandable, large print summary of the recommendations in a 10-year plan for changes in services to people with intellectual disabilities in Victoria, Australia. Twenty of the 250 recommendations of the plan are given in simplified language accompanied by illustrations, including recommendations for: access to services; case managers; alternate residential arrangements; assistance with renting and purchase of homes; provision of in-home services; foster families; specialist support; reduced reliance on training centers; legal services; support for psychiatric illness; job training as well as work experience, on-the-job training and on-the-job support; adult day training centers; access to government jobs; access to sport and leisure programs; access to public transportation; training for staff, employers, and parents; and increased financial support. Fifteen expected results of implementation of these recommendations are also noted. (RM)
Descriptors: Adult Day Care, Community Programs, Community Resources, Deinstitutionalization (of Disabled), Financial Support, Foster Care, Group Homes, Home Programs, Housing Needs, Independent Living, Legal Problems, Mental Retardation, Normalization (Handicapped), Personal Autonomy, Professional Education, Psychiatric Services, Transportation, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Victoria Dept. of Community Services, Melbourne (Australia). Office of Intellectual Disability Services.
Authoring Institution: Neilson Associates Pty. Ltd., Melbourne (Australia).
Note: For the complete report, see EC 232 489.