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ERIC Number: ED329022
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A Community Approach to an Integrated Service System: A Digest.
Roberts, Sally
This digest summarizes the underlying structure, concepts, and ideology of the Project NEXUS manual, "A Community Approach to an Integrated Service System" (CAISS). Project NEXUS is a 3-year project charged with the development and field-testing of a technical assistance manual to aid communities in the development and/or improvement of service delivery to children with disabilities and chronic illnesses, from brith to 3 years of age, and their families. The philosophy of Project NEXUS is that a community, working together, has the responsibility and the resources to provide such services, and by doing so the entire community benefits. Section I discusses systems in the context of a family-community systems model, encompassing family, community, service delivery system, and legislation. Section II describes how to foster an alliance of service providers, parents, citizens-at-large, and advocates through the development of a CAISS committee. Section III focuses on possible actions the committee might take to deal with the community's needs. The digest is not intended for implementation purposes; persons wishing to implement the process should refer to the manual in its entirety. (JDD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kansas Univ., Lawrence. Dept. of Special Education.; Kansas Univ., Lawrence. Bureau of Child Research.