ERIC Number: ED345475
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Evaluation of Supported Placements in Integrated Community Environments Project (SPICE). Executive Summary of the Final Report.
Wilson, Leslie; And Others
This executive summary presents highlights of a study which sought to determine whether participants in the Supported Placements in Integrated Community Environments project were better off after moving to community homes from intermediate care facilities and skilled nursing facilities, and to determine the variables that contribute to quality residential services for persons with developmental disabilities. The 37 people (ages 21-72) with severe or multiple disabilities and their families were interviewed while living in the nursing homes and then 9 to 10 months after moving to innovative one-person or two-person community integrated living arrangements. The executive summary describes the project's methodology and outlines the results in terms of adaptive behavior, problem behavior, service level, residential placement, daytime program, support services, social and leisure activities, consumer satisfaction pre and post movement, family satisfaction pre and post movement, residential review, and residential rates. The study found that participants are gaining skills, are exhibiting fewer problem behaviors, are much happier with their new homes, and have more opportunities to participate in the activities of community life. Their families have fewer concerns and are expressing greater satisfaction with their relatives' new homes. (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities, Springfield.
Authoring Institution: Corporate Alternatives, Inc., Springfield, IL.
Note: For the Final Report, see EC 301 236.