Date of Award

1978

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Social Work (MSW)

Department

Social Work

Physical Description

1 online resource (99 p.)

Subjects

Foster home care -- Study and teaching -- Oregon -- Portland Metropolitan Area, Children with disabilities -- Care -- Study and teaching -- Oregon -- Portland Metropolitan Area

DOI

10.15760/etd.2638

Abstract

In 1969, the "President's Committee on Mental Retardation" issued a challenge to all those involved in the care and treatment of the mentally retarded, to integrate institutionalized children into "... normal community living... and enable them to develop their ability and potential to the fullest extent."1 In addition to this mandate the federal government became increasingly aggressive in its campaign to make available to all handicapped children the same rights and privileges as "normal children". One of the major thrusts of this campaign today is to encourage local communities to commit themselves to fulfilling the needs of the handicapped individual within the environment of their community as opposed to the traditional method of institutionalization.

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http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/16444

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