First published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
"It is the best, if not the first, 'how-to' book for people who would innovate in institutions for mentally retarded people. … Organization and writing quality are uniformly good, chapter outlines are remarkably clear … (the book) clearly conveys many good lessons and helpful 'how-to' suggestions for professionals in mental health, social work, and other human services."
Contents: J. Thaw, Creating Future Responsive Residential Facilities: A Perspective on the Process of Applying Reform. R.D. MacNamara, Forces in the Administration of Residential Facilities. J. Thaw, S.F. Wolfe, The Direct-Care Worker: A Socio-Cultural Analysis. J. Thaw, E. Benjamin, A.J. Cuvo, The Professionals: Difficulties and Directions. A.J. Cuvo, J. Thaw, Mental Disability Law--The Politics of Human Rights. G.D. Thorne, J. Thaw, Policy and the Perspective of State Government. G.J. Allen, L. Heatherington, M. Lah, Human Aspects of Evaluation in Institutional Settings: Political, Methodological, and Social Trade-Offs.