ERIC Number: ED333709
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
The Common Pursuit: Improving the Quality of Life for Illinois Citizens with Disabilities: Implications for Restructuring the Planning and Management of State Services.
Illinois Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities, Springfield.
The report presents 10 brief issue papers that focus on improving Illinois state planning and administrative functions for the ultimate purpose of improving conditions for Illinois citizens with disabilities. Common themes include more active involvement of the disabled themselves and their families in the planning, delivery, and evaluation of state services; the need for a coordinated interagency planning and implementation process; and an emphasis on people rather than programs. Each issue is examined in terms of a vision or goal, issue definition, background, issue analysis, a proposed new model, and recommendations. The following issues are addressed: (1) a common philosophical and value base for all state services and planning; (2) development of common interagency assessment strategies and functional categorization; (3) development of a common statewide information and data base; (4) development of common interagency geographic boundaries; (5) a single interagency consumer-based planning and advisory body with subgroups for each state agency; (6) avoidance/alleviation of duplication of services; (7) coordination of staff development and training among state and community agencies providing services; (8) development of a common interagency life-span case coordination system; (9) development of state office complexes at the community level; and (10) development of significant legislation to implement the interagency strategic plan and other interagency relationships. (DB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois