ERIC Number: ED457615
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug-4
Reference Count: N/A
Are We Having Fun Yet? Hitting the Moving Target of Program Choice, Wyoming, USA.
Heinlein, Ken B.; Campbell, Edward M.; Fortune, Jon; Severance, Don; Fortune, Barbara
The changes in what people with developmental disabilities wanted and got for living and daytime settings in South Dakota and Wyoming during 1988 were compared to what they wanted and received in 2000. Although the percentage of people in their desired setting rose, there were substantial changes in the types of settings recommended over the years. The numbers of people for whom large residential facilities were recommended generally declined. Conversely, the recommendations for supported employment and supported living rose sharply. The barriers to people getting social and leisure activities were also analyzed. Data from Nebraska were added to the analyses. The Home and Community-Based Services expansion of services reduced some of the social barriers to community integration and independence and increased positive social activities for many of the 7,034 people served in Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming. South Dakota hit a high point in 1987, with 87 percent of its people getting the program they wanted, and is approaching that high with the current 83 percent rate. Wyoming reached a new all time high of 83-90 percent of its people getting the programs they wanted in 2000, while Nebraska's rate was 77-82 percent. (Contains 46 references.) (Author/CR)
Descriptors: Adults, Community Programs, Empowerment, Group Homes, Housing, Leisure Time, Mental Retardation, Personal Autonomy, Placement, Recreational Activities, Residential Institutions, Self Determination, Supported Employment
Wyoming Division of Developmental Disabilities, Herschler Bldg., First Floor West, 122 West 25th St., Cheyenne, WY 82002. Tel: 307-777-7115; Fax: 307-777-6047; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://ddd.state.wy.us.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wyoming State Dept. of Health, Cheyenne. Developmental Disabilities Div.
Identifiers - Location: Nebraska; South Dakota; Wyoming