ERIC Number: ED350729
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Integration Experiences Casebook: Program Ideas in Aging and Developmental Disabilities.
Janicki, Matthew P.; Keefe, Robert M.
An assortment of 38 case studies illustrates efforts to integrate elderly individuals with developmental disabilities into generic aging services and into community life. The case studies include models and practice experiences that aided seniors to retire, participate in programs and services, and become part of their community's aging network. The first section describes four projects which sought to build bridges between the aging network and the disability system in New York and California. Efforts that began with "top down" or state level planning and development are then described, focusing on examples in Delaware, Kentucky, Utah, New York, and Rhode Island. Retirement assistance ventures, which pair the older person with a developmental disability with a "coach" to facilitate preparation for retirement, are discussed, with examples from England, Missouri, Mississippi, New York, and Oregon. Case studies are then offered of "pull-out" programs in New York, Connecticut, and California. These "pull-out" programs are described as programs in which two or more groups of people are drawn together for a common purpose during a distinct period of time. Senior companion ventures in Washington and New York are then described. Seven case studies describe efforts to train and otherwise aid older persons with developmental disabilities to use the services at their local senior centers, in Minnesota, Ohio, Connecticut, Wisconsin, Connecticut, New York, and Ohio. Supportive services provided in social model site programs are also addressed, with examples from New York, Kansas, and California. The final section describes adult day health model programs in Massachusetts and New York. (JDD)
Descriptors: Adult Day Care, Adult Programs, Aging (Individuals), Case Studies, Community Programs, Delivery Systems, Demonstration Programs, Developmental Disabilities, Gerontology, Health Services, Human Services, Models, Older Adults, Retirement, Social Integration, State Programs, Statewide Planning
New York State Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities/Community Integration Project in Aging and Developmental Disabilities, 44 Holland Ave., Albany, NY 12229-0001.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration on Aging (DHHS), Washington, DC.; Administration on Developmental Disabilities (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York State Office for the Aging, Albany.; New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council.; New York State Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, Albany.
Note: For related documents, see ED 345 390-391.