416 pages | 1 B/W Illus.
Based on decades of evidence-based research and technical assistance, Public Administration and Disability: Community Services Administration in the US brings together the diverse, expert perspectives and discusses the leading efforts of the past three decades in the field of disability and community services. The book highlights the development of community service systems in the US, underlining the importance of deinstitutionalization, family and community support, user-directed and consumer-controlled community integration and inclusion, and universal and barrier-free design movements.
An introduction to the field of community services administration, the book covers:
The book explores a framework that would finally bring together the community and community development worlds. It describes models and theories of disability, long-term services and supports in communities, comparative community service systems and exemplary services, contemporary administrative areas, the national policy research and international human rights agendas, and the future of public administration, disability, and community in the global context. It provides a beginning point to consider what the "disability" field "publicly knows" and what can be done to develop a full conceptualization and actualization of the future of services and communities in the twenty-first century.
Public Administration, ‘Dis’ability and Community Services
History of "Civil Rights" and Deinstitutionalization
Administrative Leadership in Community Services
Long Term Community Services and Supports in the US
Family Support, Family Studies and Community Services
Housing and Disability: Toward Inclusive, Equitable and Sustainable Communities in the US
Employment and "Adult Day Programs" in the US
COMMUNITY SERVICES SYSTEMS IN THE US
Comparative Community Services and Systems in States in the US
Public and Individual Budgeting/Financing
Community Support Workforce in the US
INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Disability Policy Research in Community Services and Public Policy
International Agenda on Disability and Human Rights
The Future of Public Administration, Disability and Community Services Administration
Bibliography and References