ERIC Number: ED424716
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Community Partnerships: Creating Inclusion Together. Texas Planning Council for Developmental Disabilities: Annual Report Fiscal Year 1997.
Texas Planning Council for Development Disabilities, Austin.
This Texas report focuses on the partnerships the Texas Council is creating with people, businesses, and organizations in the community to work toward greater access and accommodations for people with disabilities throughout local communities. Individual partnerships are described that represent cooperation with health and human services agencies, respite networks, supported employment programs, inclusive schools, advocacy organizations, rehabilitation programs, transition programs, and other state agencies. In addition to looking at these broad partnerships emerging across Texas, this report examines what the Council and its grantees have done to achieve three goals: (1) the inclusion of people with disabilities throughout all life experiences; (2) self-determination that allows people with disabilities to have power and control over their own lives; and (3) options and supports to allow people with disabilities to make choices about the way they live. A chart indicating the sites of grants, subgrants, and training and technical assistance projects is included. (CR)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Developmental Disabilities, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Empowerment, Inclusive Schools, Integrated Services, Partnerships in Education, Regional Cooperation, Rehabilitation Programs, Self Determination, Shared Resources and Services, Social Integration, State Agencies, State Programs, Transitional Programs
Texas Planning Council for Developmental Disabilities, 4900 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78751-2399; telephone: 512-424-4080; TDD: 512-424-4099; fax: 512-424-4097.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Planning Council for Development Disabilities, Austin.