ERIC Number: EJ1049728
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
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Reference Count: 36
The Emergence of a Human Services Cooperative to Support Families and Young Adults with Disabilities: Implications for Disability Services and Supports
Shogren, Karrie A.; Forber-Pratt, Anjali J.; Nittrouer, Christine; Aragon, Steven R.
Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, v38 n4 p259-273 Winter 2013
This paper documents the experiences of a group of parents who came together to form a human service cooperative in their local community to address the needs of their adult children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Each parent felt that their child's needs were not (or could not be) met by existing providers. Parent leaders who formed the Board of Directors of the human service cooperative were interviewed, and key themes in the emergence and growth of the cooperative were identified. Issues in the development and implementation of innovative services and supports are summarized, and implications for policy, research, and practice are outlined.
Descriptors: Parents, Cooperative Planning, Human Services, Community Programs, Adults, Mental Retardation, Developmental Disabilities, Access to Health Care, Delivery Systems, Parent Attitudes, Cooperatives, Program Effectiveness, Semi Structured Interviews, Statistical Analysis, Social Support Groups, Training, Financial Support, Stakeholders, Role, Participative Decision Making, Employment Programs, Housing
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