ERIC Number: ED333609
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
The Assessment of a Model for Determining Community-Based Needs of American Indians with Disabilities through Consumer Involvement in Community Planning and Change. Final Report, 1990.
Marshall, Catherine A.; And Others
This research project sought to identify, at a local community level, the needs and concerns of American Indians with disabilities. The selected target community was Denver, Colorado, and its surrounding metropolitan area. Data were collected through 100 face-to-face interviews with a volunteer population of American Indians with disabilities. The interviews covered general information, disability information, services information (formal support systems), consumer concerns, educational information, social information (informal support systems), and employment information. A wide range of disabling conditions was reported, including arthritis, diabetes, substance abuse, visual impairment, heart problems, orthopedic disorders, and emotional disorders. Only 25% of the survey population was employed. Access to transportation, affordable housing, and medical care were viewed as problems. Lack of outreach from social service agencies was of primary concern. Less than half of those surveyed felt satisfied that social agencies treated them with respect and dignity, and only a third were satisfied with advocacy efforts in the community. This final report of the research project describes the people involved in the study, development of the survey instrument using the Concerns Report Method, implementation of the survey, results, conclusions, and recommendations. Appendices, which comprise over half of the report, contain administrative correspondence, a training agenda, job description of the on-site coordinator, interviewer project evaluation, information on outreach to minorities with developmental disabilities, and other administrative materials. (Includes 27 references.) (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northern Arizona Univ., Flagstaff. Native American Research and Training Center.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado (Denver)