ERIC Number: ED355735
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
"People Want the Same Things We All Do": The Story of the Area Agency in Dover, New Hampshire.
Racino, Julie Ann
This report describes the mission and programs of Developmental Services of Strafford County, Incorporated, one of 12 area agencies serving people with developmental disabilities in New Hampshire. The report specifically examines the agency's activities in the area of supportive living. It highlights the lives of four people, describes the two primary themes of developing community relationships and supporting what people want, discusses issues related to choice and self-advocacy, and provides an overview of issues in organizing to provide supportive living. Changes in the agency's agenda from that of placing formerly institutionalized persons in group homes to dismantling group homes and placing people in apartments and houses are traced. Four case studies describe the individuals' relationships, events, activities, and places important in their lives. The section on organizing to provide support focuses on staff selection and staff roles; the role of roommates and neighbors; case management and day programs; costs; and relationship with state agencies. (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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: New Hampshire