Promoting Change in Mental Retardation Facilities

Getting Services from the Paper to the People
  • Judith E. Favell
  • James E. Favell
  • J. Iverson Riddle
  • Todd R. Risley

Abstract

Residential institutions have served for years as the major providers of care and habilitation for retarded individuals. In recent years, these facilities have come under critical scrutiny. Many critics have focused on the discrepancy between what should be occurring for clients and the services they actually receive. Concern and alarm have been voiced about the health care, humaneness of the living conditions, habilitation, and protection of the civil rights of residents of these facilities.

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Resi Dine Shoe Plague 

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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Judith E. Favell
    • 1
  • James E. Favell
    • 1
  • J. Iverson Riddle
    • 1
  • Todd R. Risley
    • 2
  1. 1.Western Carolina CenterMorgantonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Human DevelopmentUniversity of KansasLawrenceUSA

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