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ERIC Number: EJ904088
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-1080-4013
Residential Supports for Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Lakin, K. Charlie; Stancliffe, Roger J.
Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews, v13 n2 p151-159 2007
This article reviews the current and changing status of residential supports for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD). It examines four major trends in those supports: (1) Decreasing use of larger institutions and increasing use of community housing; (2) Decreasing size among community settings; (3) Increasing numbers of people living in homes that they themselves own or rent; and (4) Decreasing out-of-home placements of children and youth. Within each trend the article provides a statistical description of the trend, its foundation in public policy, reviews the evidence of the trend's benefit to people with ID/DD, and identifies future challenges in sustaining the trend. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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