ERIC Number: ED329046
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-May
Reference Count: N/A
Available Community Living Options for Older Persons with Mental Retardation and/or Developmental Disabilities in the United States.
Stone, James A.
A national survey gathered information from 47 states concerning small-scale community living options of 15 or fewer placements for older individuals with mental retardation or developmental disabilities. The survey collected data on long-term funding, support services, mandates and regulations, efforts of interagency task force planning, and numbers of older persons served by the state mental retardation/developmental disability service system. The survey found that: (1) there is a trend for state agencies to use state funding over federal funding to support community living options; (2) 13 states reported interagency task force activities; (3) state agency resources supporting community living options in three-person or smaller settings are available for 25.3% of the population; and (4) some older persons were living independently, semi-independently, in their own homes with agency support, in supervised apartment settings, or in shared homes or apartments. Priority areas and budget line items for several individual states are noted. (Six references) (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Policymakers
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association on Mental Retardation (Atlanta, GA, May 27-31, 1990).