Policy, Program Evaluation, and Research in Disability: Community Support for All

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Psychology Press, 1999 - Medical - 473 pages
Explore case studies from the 1980s and 1990s that highlight the progress of community programs for people with disabilities!

Policy, Program Evaluation, and Research in Disability: Community Support for All is an essential research reference on how community support systems can greatly assist people with diverse disabilities to live fuller lives outside of institutions. Based on qualitative research methods, Policy, Program Evaluation, and Research in Disability reflects over a decade of technical assistance and research in state, regional, and local communities throughout the United States. Community service managers, policy makers, researchers, activists, individuals with disabilities, and their families will benefit from the numerous studies that promote a better quality of life for those living with disabilities.

Structured around the support and empowerment paradigm, which strives to enhance the independence of people with disabilities, Policy, Program Evaluation, and Research in Disability offers studies that combine in-depth, qualitative research approaches for use with field practicums, research internships, and professional development. You will examine studies that cover several different types of community support systems, in the fields of mental health, mental retardation, brain injury, physical and multiple disabilities.

In Policy, Program Evaluation, and Research in Disability, some of the topics you will read about include:

  • public policies to support changes in communities and governmental programs
  • advocating for statewide changes in housing andcommunity support programs
  • national, regional, and local studies of organizations and innovations supporting people with disabilities
  • working for the inclusion of individuals with disabilities in public schools and communities
  • agencies as supporters and funders of personal choice, self-advocacy, and services to families
  • case studies on community integration that show people with disabilities living successful lives
  • personal assistance services as described by leading consumer experts and advocates
  • maximizing the personal futures of people with disabilities through supported employment, housing and community livingWith Policy, Program Evaluation, and Research in Disability, you will gain an in-depth look at the programs and policies available to people with disabilities and the emerging trends, directions, and recommendations for these programs. An excellent guide and research tool, this book challenges you to reach to another level of advocacy and not to settle for the status quo when it comes to bringing interdependence to everyone.

 

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Contents

The New Hampshire StoryLessons
25
Community
31
The Meanings of SelfAdvocacy 86
33
Key Leadership Components in New Hampshire
40
Perspectives on Change
46
The Role of the Courts
53
Key Factors Contributing to Positive Outcomes
59
Litigation Institutional Closures and Community
69
Conclusion
187
Perspectives
207
The Meaning of Cognitive and Emotional Support
213
Practical Aspects of Personal Assistance Services
221
Introduction
227
The Role of Family Case Study Research
235
Introduction
270
Residential Reform and Deinstitutionalization
276

Knitting and Connecting
79
Local Control
101
Conclusion
117
Community Places and Relationships
125
Ways of Organizing to Provide Support
132
MOVING TOWARD UNIVERSAL ACCESS
139
Combined Physical and Cognitive Disabilities
146
Psychiatric Survivors the International
153
Tasks and Roles of Personal Assistants
160
Decision Making and Consumer Control
166
Universal Access to PAS
173
Support and Decision Making
179
Housing Neighborhoods and Communities
284
Introduction
297
Foster Care Models in the United States
303
Support Services
311
Introduction
319
Toward Better Futures
335
Nature of Qualitative Evaluation Research
346
Data Collection
352
Bibliography
367
Organizations Departments and Associations Index
437
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