ERIC Number: ED423647
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Independent Living Outcomes for American Indians with Disabilities: A Needs Assessment of American Indians with Disabilities in Northwestern New Mexico (Cibola, San Juan and McKinley Counties).
Sanderson, Priscilla Lansing; Schacht, Robert M.; Clay, Julie A.
This fact sheet discusses the outcome of a study designed to understand the needs of American Indians with disabilities who may have problems that limit their ability to carry out daily activities. Thirty-two American Indians with disabilities were interviewed in three counties in northwest New Mexico regarding the things they used or needed because of their disability. Results indicated many of the respondents had more than one disability, with the most common disabilities being blindness, hearing impairments, and hypertension. The three most common activities limited by the respondent's disabilities were working on a job, taking care of things/responsibilities, and driving. The services needed but not received in the past year were help with services, help with food, dental care, help with clothing, and help with housing. The three most common service agencies providing help were Social Security, Indian Health Service, and Medicaid/Medicare. Respondents needing personal assistance services indicated they had a person who helped them with daily living activities. Recommendations are provided, including the need for service providers: to collaborate on providing services, to provide advocacy training, and to be aware of different tribal cultures. (CR)
Descriptors: Adult Day Care, Adults, Advocacy, Agency Cooperation, American Indians, Cultural Differences, Daily Living Skills, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Life Satisfaction, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Rehabilitation Programs, Services
AIRRTC, NAU/IHD, P.O. Box 5630, Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5630.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northern Arizona Univ., Flagstaff. American Indian Rehabilitation Research and Training Center.
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico