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Bradley, Valerie J.; Moseley, Chas – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2007
In the past 10 years, people have witnessed significant changes in the nature and extent of the publicly financed systems of services and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Growing service needs, declining state revenues, mounting pressures on federal and state Medicaid budgets, and heightened federal…
Descriptors: Measurement, Cooperation, Developmental Disabilities, Well Being
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Bradley, Valerie J. – Health & Social Work, 2000
Explores the ideals associated with reform in systems of support for people with developmental disabilities. In particular the ways in which these ideals are fueling initiatives around the country, the challenges that constraint their full realization, and the steps that must be taken to keep the developmental disabilities system moving in a…
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Family Counseling, Health Services, Inclusive Schools
Schalock, Robert L.; Borthwick-Duffy, Sharon A.; Bradley, Valerie J.; Buntinx, Wil H. E.; Coulter, David L.; Craig, Ellis M.; Gomez, Sharon C.; Lachapelle, Yves; Luckasson, Ruth; Reeve, Alya; Shogren, Karrie A.; Snell, Martha E.; Spreat, Scott; Tasse, Marc J.; Thompson, James R.; Verdugo-Alonso, Miguel A.; Wehmeyer, Michael L.; Yeager, Mark H. – American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2010
This Manual contains the most current and authoritative information and knowledge on intellectual disability, including best practice guidelines on diagnosing and classifying intellectual disability and developing a system of supports for people living with an intellectual disability. Written by a committee of 18 experts, "Intellectual…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Developmental Disabilities, Classification, Definitions
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Bersani, Hank, Jr.; Rotholz, David A.; Eidelman, Steven M.; Pierson, Joanna L.; Bradley, Valerie J.; Gomez, Sharon C.; Havercamp, Susan M.; Silverman, Wayne P.; Yeager, Mark H.; Morin, Diane; Wehmeyer, Michael L.; Carabello, Bernard J.; Croser, M. Doreen – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2007
Gunther and Diekema (2006) have described a controversial intervention they provided to Ashley, a 6-year-old girl with profound and multiple impairments, which they refer to as "growth-attenuation therapy." This intervention, approved and apparently promoted by the parents, consisted of high doses of estrogen to bring about a permanent attenuation…
Descriptors: Intervention, Developmental Disabilities, Drug Therapy, Misconceptions
Bradley, Valerie J. – 1983
The paper addresses ways in which litigation serves a role in the reform of services for mentally disabled children and adults. Effects on deinstitutionalization are emphasized. Benefits of using litigation to secure the rights of mentally retarded persons include public awareness, quality assurance standards for institutions, and the development…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Court Litigation, Institutionalized Persons, Legal Problems
Bradley, Valerie J. – 1983
The paper describes approaches and findings of an evaluation of 10 advocacy projects providing services to developmentally disabled and mentally ill persons across the country. The projects included internal rights protection organizations, independent legal advocacy mechanisms, self-advocacy training centers, and legal advocacy providers in…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Developmental Disabilities, Evaluation Methods, Mental Disorders
Bradley, Valerie J.; And Others – 1978
The guide is designed to provide information about the requirements and provisions of various federal housing assistance programs and their direct relevance to the creation and support of residential options for the mentally ill. Chapter I provides a descriptive overview of potentially relevant federal housing provisions. In Chapter II, specific…
Descriptors: Community Programs, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Group Homes
Bradley, Valerie J.; And Others – 1989
This study examined the impact of deinstitutionalization of the mentally retarded on their communities, the extent of availability of support services, and the extent to which the Connecticut Department of Mental Retardation assures adequate quality of support services and day programs for people with mental retardation living in community…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Adults, Case Studies, Community Programs
Bradley, Valerie J.; And Others – 1987
The report explores the feasibility of placing 565 severely mentally retarded residents of the Georgia Retardation Center and Southwestern Developmental Center at Bainbridge, Georgia, in alternative community living and daytime arrangements. The seven mental retardation service areas which had placed most of these residents were the focus of…
Descriptors: Adaptive Behavior (of Disabled), Adult Day Care, Adults, Agency Role
Bradley, Valerie J.; And Others – 1986
The report describes a 1.5-year project to create a comprehensive plan for the development of residential services for persons with developmental disabilities in New Mexico. Findings represent input from advocates, family members, state officials, community representatives, legislators, and local service administrators. Part One of the report…
Descriptors: Accountability, Agency Cooperation, Community Services, Delivery Systems
Bradley, Valerie J.; And Others – 1987
The monograph advances a conceptual framework for the evaluation of mental health services provided to chronically mentally ill persons by psychosocial rehabilitation programs. Evaluation mechanisms consistent with the philosophy and programmatic aims of psychosocial rehabilitation programs are identified. An introductory section provides a brief…
Descriptors: Agency Role, Chronic Illness, Client Characteristics (Human Services), Cost Effectiveness
Bradley, Valerie J.; And Others – 1988
The report examines implications of applying a functional rather than categorical definition of disabilities to Connecticut's services for the developmentally disabled. Specific objectives included preparation of an overview of services available, an analysis of policy options and system constraints, an analysis of the implications of reorganizing…
Descriptors: Adaptive Behavior (of Disabled), Definitions, Delivery Systems, Developmental Disabilities
Bradley, Valerie J., Ed.; And Others – 1984
This casebook provides a reference and technical assistance tool for citizens and consumers with varying levels of knowledge or experience in the field of evaluation and monitoring, focusing on mental health centers. The purposes of this casebook and current knowledge about citizen evaluation are discussed. The 51 case summaries presented are…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Citizen Participation, Community Programs, Evaluation Criteria
Bradley, Valerie J.; Agosta, John M. – Exceptional Parent, 1985
The history, philosophy, and importance of family support programs to enhance caregiving capacities of families with disabled children are recounted. Information from a survey of state family support programs is summarized, and successful aspects of Michigan's support subsidy are described. (CL)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Family Programs, Placement, Program Development
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Bradley, Valerie J., Ed.; Agosta, John M., Ed. – 1985
This project summary focuses on the emerging social policy trend toward providing services which assist families in providing home care for their developmentally disabled family members, rather than encouraging out-of-home placement. Three project objectives encompass the issues of innovative approaches to family involvement in caring for disabled…
Descriptors: Adult Day Care, Delivery Systems, Developmental Disabilities, Family Financial Resources