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ERIC Number: EJ791839
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-1097-6736
Network Analysis of a Demonstration Program for the Developmentally Disabled
Fredericks, Kimberly A.
New Directions for Evaluation, n107 p55-68 Fall 2005
This chapter presents the findings from a network analysis of a demonstration program for the developmentally disabled to show the application of graphical network analysis in program evaluation. The developmentally disabled demonstration (DDD) program was a five-year pilot project to provide person-centered service environments to people with developmental disabilities while using an individualized budgeting system for each client. The project originated after two years of planning and discussions between the state agency for the developmentally disabled and local developmentally disabled association affiliates (DDAA). The program was designed to optimize services and supports to consumers while more efficiently using existing resources. The project involved six affiliates of DDAA that agreed to restructure their service delivery systems to provide residential habilitation, day habilitation, and family support services under the state home and community-based services waiver. The six affiliates were spread across the state in a mix of urban, rural, and suburban service locations. Consequently, there were slight variations in service provision due to regional and consumer demographic differences. This case analysis involved interviewing the key stakeholders among the evaluation implementation sites across one state. In addition, evaluation materials such as policies, procedures, and reports were collected and reviewed to supplement the interview information. The sample was a purposive, nonprobability sample of four of the six demonstration program sites that existed within the state and participated in the evaluation (Contains 4 tables and 3 figures.)
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Language: English
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