ERIC Number: ED336912
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Moving into the 1990s: A Policy Analysis of Community Living for Adults with Developmental Disabilities in South Dakota.
Racino, Julie Ann; And Others
This report contains the findings and recommendations of a review of the residential services system for South Dakota adults with developmental disabilities, based on site visits, interviews, and an analysis of documents and materials. The policy analysis report examines how South Dakota could implement a "person-centered,""individualized," or "housing/support" approach to community living for adults. An introductory section describes the current design of South Dakota residential services, examining its continuum-based model of services, private vendor system, supporting structures at the state level, and residential program models. The next section offers recommendations for strengthening the current system of community services, focusing on seven issues: regional control, accountability, and accessibility; supporting people with severe disabilities in the community; funding for community services; planning and communication; staff roles, training, and recruitment; quality of services and safety; and community integration. The final section analyzes recommendations for incorporating a more "individualized" approach to support. It deals with the issues of separation of housing and support services; individualized and flexible supports; housing and home ownership; individual assessment, planning, and funding; and consumer-directedness of services/housing. Appendices contain literature excerpts and other supporting documents on supporting adults in the community, information on the methodology for the policy analysis, and a copy of "New Directions in Housing for People with Severe Disabilities: A Collection of Resource Materials" prepared by Susan O'Connor and Julie Ann Racino. (28 references) (JDD)
Descriptors: Adults, Community Programs, Delivery Systems, Developmental Disabilities, Group Homes, Housing, Independent Living, Individualized Programs, Models, Public Policy, Rehabilitation, Residential Programs, Social Services, State Programs
Syracuse University, Center on Human Policy, 200 Huntington Hall, Syracuse, NY 13244-2340 ($8.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY. Center on Human Policy.
Identifiers - Location: South Dakota