A User’s Guide to Community Entry for the Severely by Ernest Pancsofar

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Page 28 Needs Assessment Bradley (1978) offers the following recommendation for the ingredients of a needs assessment: 1. A review of the current institutionalized population in state facilities whose home community is under the jurisdiction of the local agency to ascertain the level of functioning, income levels, age, and potential for movement into less restrictive living environments. 2. A survey of the community's handicapped persons residing in private institutional facilities to determine the appropriateness of ongoing placement and probable alternatives.

When appropriate resident care is provided, a profit­minded group of investors can operate an efficient and effective residential facility with definite advantages for the facility. Profit Funding Advantages: solid financial base management flexibility financial expertise of the investors Disadvantage: extreme profit motivation Local Agency Funding In recent years, local agencies concerned with individuals with severe handicaps have become more involved with the development and funding of residential facilities.

Page 28 Needs Assessment Bradley (1978) offers the following recommendation for the ingredients of a needs assessment: 1. A review of the current institutionalized population in state facilities whose home community is under the jurisdiction of the local agency to ascertain the level of functioning, income levels, age, and potential for movement into less restrictive living environments. 2. A survey of the community's handicapped persons residing in private institutional facilities to determine the appropriateness of ongoing placement and probable alternatives.

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