ERIC Number: ED405705
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-May
Reference Count: N/A
Personal Assistance Services (PAS): Toward Universal Access to Support. Annotated Bibliography.
Racino, Julie Ann
This annotated bibliography provides approximately 100 summaries and evaluations of documents, published from 1979 to 1995, on personal assistance services (PAS) for individuals with disabilities. Studies and articles were selected for inclusion based upon their capacity to inform the development of PAS models, including conceptual, policy, and practice features. Studies are analyzed according to three dimensions of service provision (degree of consumer control, degree of individualization and personalization, and degree of community membership) based on a policy model stressing support and empowerment. In relationship to this policy model, primary features of concern are systems/policy, access, eligibility, assessment, services limitations, workforce issues, liability, service quality, long term services coordination, and consumer control. The summaries and analyses are grouped into those on personal assistance in the fields of: (1) brain injury, (2) mental retardation and physical disabilities, (3) psychiatric disabilities, (4) technology assistance/dependence, and (5) youth with disabilities. An appendix relates the reviewed literature specifically to a policy model proposed by Simi Litvak of the World Institute on Disability. Indexes by author, organizations, and subject are provided. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Adults, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Attendants, Caregivers, Children, Consumer Education, Daily Living Skills, Disabilities, Empowerment, Family Involvement, Head Injuries, Independent Living, Mental Disorders, Mental Retardation, Models, Neurological Impairments, Personal Autonomy, Physical Disabilities, Self Care Skills, Technology
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: World Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation International, Oakland, CA.; National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Community and Policy Studies, Rome, NY.