ERIC Number: ED374620
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
An Executive Summary and Further Analysis of Mississippi's 1990 Report to Congress under the Development Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act.
Mann, James; And Others
This report offers an executive summary and further analysis of a 1990 report that presented a comprehensive picture of service delivery for persons with developmental disabilities in Mississippi. The 1990 report, which was mandated by the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act Amendments of 1987, analyzed federally assisted and state agency programs and consumer satisfaction and offered recommendations. This executive summary traces the history of Mississippi special education services, integration of students with disabilities, and results of interviews with 300 individuals with disabilities. These individuals represented 17 locations, 14 centers, 11 cities, and 9 counties from the State of Mississippi. Tables accompany text that discusses: Mississippi expenditures on education, health, and social services; special education growth from 1962 to 1992; growth in special education by specific disability groups; racial composition of special education enrollment; educational environments by disability; comparisons of percentages of students in different educational environments among different states; similar comparisons by specific disability groups; consumer satisfaction with residential and vocational services; participation in community and leisure activities; services needed; and employment and income. Recommendations focus on supports to individuals and families, employment and income, aging, education, housing, and prevention. (Contains 28 references.) (JDD)
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Developmental Disabilities, Educational History, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Patterns, Expenditures, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Human Services, Mainstreaming, Participant Satisfaction, Social Integration, Special Education, State Programs, Student Placement, Trend Analysis
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mississippi Developmental Disabilities Planning Council, Jackson.
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act