This project explores the historic, current and future services for individuals with developmental disabilities in New York State in a series of related studies presented in three chapters. The first chapter examines the history of how modern services for individuals with developmental disabilities were established. The second chapter examines the social, economic and political factors that are driving the first major changes in services for individuals with developmental disabilities since the early 1970's. The first two chapters will demonstrate similar trends that caused major changes in the 1970's and the major changes currently happening in service delivery. The final chapter examines the proposed services that will be offered to individuals in New York State, the implementation of the new services, potential barriers to implementation and both the intended and unintended consequences of the new services.
|Advisor:||Botch, Deborah, Bonanno, Rebecca|
|School:||State University of New York Empire State College|
|School Location:||United States -- New York|
|Source:||MAI 52/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Sociology, Public policy|
|Keywords:||Developmental disability, New york, Opwdd, People first waiver, Willowbrook|
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