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The transportation needs of persons with developmental disabilities have not received significant attention in research or policy settings, a principal exception being a study commissioned by the President’s Committee on Mental Retardation.52 The President’s Panel on Mental Retardation in 1962 based recommendations to the President on the concept of a “continuum of care” from infancy to older adulthood and from physical and mental health services to old age assistance. In describing this continuum, the Panel wrote, “Ideally, the elements of this [direct service] array should be intimately related to one another, and so accessible as to be readily marshalled into a ‘continuum of care.’” The President’s Committee on Mental Retardation (PCMR), which was one result of the program proposed to the President, later defined “accessibility” in specific transportaton terms.52

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Developmental Disability Public Transit Transportation Service Social Service Agency Travel Pattern 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Heather S. Menninger
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  1. 1.Planning and Evaluation DivisionCalifornia Department of Developmental ServicesSacramentoUSA

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