ERIC Number: ED328053
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Ten Year Plan for the Redevelopment of Intellectual Disability Services. Final Report, August, 1988. Data Book.
Neilson Associates Pty. Ltd., Melbourne (Australia).
This databook for the final report of the 10-year plan to redevelop services for individuals with intellectual disabilities in Victoria, Australia, presents results of three studies. The major study provides a functional profile of people with intellectual disabilities living in State-run institutions (Residential Training Centres) or attending Adult Day Training Centres (ADTCs). On a statewide basis, data are analyzed in terms of numbers and gender, age range, length of institutionalization or other living arrangement, family contact, secondary disabilities, and skill strengths in activities of daily life. Similar profiles are then offered for each of 10 individual training centers. The second study offers the views of 1,348 adults with intellectual disabilities living in institutions, toward proposals put forward in the interim report of the 10-year planning process. Respondents indicated that key issues in the redevelopment of intellectual disability services were access to community housing, employment, and further education. The third study presents, in summary form, a picture of the diversity of programs provided to clients by the ADTCs, such as vocational, pre-vocational, independent living skills, socialization, behavior management, paramedical services, recreation, and transport. A working paper relating to the prevalence of intellectual disabilities in Victoria is also included. An appendix contains a client profile checklist. (four references) (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
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).
Identifiers - Location: Australia