Julie Ann  Racino Author of Evaluating Organization Development
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Julie Ann Racino

President and Principal
Community and Policy Studies

Julie Ann Racino is President and Principal of Community and Policy Studies, and has served as Deputy Director of the National Research and Training Center and its related national, state and local projects at the Center on Human Policy, Syracuse University. She is an Executive Consultant and has lectured throughout the US and in the United Kingdom on community integration, public policy, community services administration, and disability. She has authored over 100 academic publications.

Biography

Julie Ann Racino is a Co-Founder of the National Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers on Families and Community Living in the US and member of the American Society for Public Administration, Budget and Finance Committee (about.me/julieannracino)

Currently, Julie Ann Racino is President and Principal of Community and Policy Studies and has served as Deputy Director of the Center on Human Policy's Research and Training Center on Community Integration and related projects at Syracuse University. She began her career in disability fields in adolescent development and court systems, and as founding member of the Center on World Community at Cornell University.

She is a lifetime member of diverse groups from the American Public Health Association, to the Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities, World Institute on Disability National Advisory Boards, the International Association of Persons with Severe Disabilities, American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and New York State Association of Community Residence Administrators.

She has an extensive academic and community managerial career, and has lectured in Law, Social Work, Public Administration, Public Policy, Inclusive Education, Public Health, Community Rehabilitation, Community Development and Housing, and Community Mental Health.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Julie Ann Racino is a co-founder of the Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers on Families and Community Living in the US, National Board Member of World Institute on Disability projects, and a Founder of the Housing Committee of the International Association of Persons with Severe Handicaps.

    Julie Ann Racino specializes in public administration and disability; she has in depth expertise in community services administration and long-term services and supports (LTSS) population groups. Leader in qualitative research and public policy studies in addition to community research studies.

Personal Interests

    Julie Ann Racino has a lifelong commitment to research and science, inspired by the Rome Science Congress, and was a founding member of the Museum of Science and Technology (MOST), a top ten tourist destination in Syracuse, New York.

    She was a member of the Save the Rome Polish Home Committee (in its 75th year as a community center), and has a lifelong interest in religions and disability, independent living and disability, family (and individual)support, environmental and life quality, and a commitment to better society for all.

Websites

Books

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Articles

Community and Policy Studies, Rome, New York

Reflections on Community Integration in Rural Communities in Upstate New York


Published: Jul 02, 2014 by Community and Policy Studies, Rome, New York
Authors: Julie Ann Racino
Subjects: Healthcare, Public Administration & Public Policy

87 page report subtitled: Community participation and disability: Central concept of inclusion at the United Nations. Highlighted are the Utica Zoo's 100th Anniversary as part of our National Zoos and Aquariums (worldwide), World of Ethnic Clubs (Toccolana Cub and the Rome Polish Home), Public Municipal Recreation (Summer Concerts, Honor America Days Parades), Erie Canal Tourism (state of New York), and Gambling and Entertainment (Vernon Downs and Turning Stone Casino and Resort).

New 2013 Release, by Community and Policy Studies

Reflections on a Consultation Visit to the Former Czechoslovakia


Published: May 30, 2014 by New 2013 Release, by Community and Policy Studies
Authors: Racino, Julie Ann
Subjects: Healthcare, Public Administration & Public Policy

Based on a consultation visit in 1991 at the invitation of David Towell then of King's Fund College and the National Development Team of Great Britain to the National Ministry of Health held in Prague, Czechoslovakia.

New Release, 2013 by Community and Policy Studies

Reflections on Community Integration in Great Britain and the US in 1991


Published: May 30, 2014 by New Release, 2013 by Community and Policy Studies
Authors: Racino, Julie Ann
Subjects: Healthcare, Public Administration & Public Policy

Brief Report on a Visit to Great Britain, in conjunction with the King's Fund College Seminar on Managing Strategic Change in Opportunities and Services for People with Learning Difficulties (Towell, Racino & Rucker, 1990).

Journal of Health and Social Policy

Community integration and statewide systems change: Qualitative evaluation


Published: Jul 01, 2002 by Journal of Health and Social Policy
Authors: Julie Ann Racino
Subjects: Healthcare, Life Science, Medicine, Public Administration & Public Policy

As the disability field moves to the next generation of community life, this article describes the findings of a qualitative state policy research study on deinstitutionalization and community integration. New Hampshire was selected as a leading national example in the United States based upon the closure of its only public institution with full community development in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities. Critical long-term services and supports are also highlighted.

Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation (ISSN 1052-2263)

Statewide approaches to community integration


Published: Jan 01, 1999 by Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation (ISSN 1052-2263)
Authors: Julie Ann Racino
Subjects: Public Administration & Public Policy

As part of the international movement toward user-directed and community approaches to assistance, this article highlights the findings of a comprehensive technical assistance and training effort to increase the community integration of people with the most severe disabilities in 35 states in the US. Highlighting leadership and person-centered approaches, the author analyzes policy and systems in relationship to families, foster care, housing, recreation, education, employment, and prevention.

Haworth Press Book (ISBN: 9781557660725)

Policy, program evaluation and research in disability: Community support for all


Published: Jan 01, 1999 by Haworth Press Book (ISBN: 9781557660725)
Authors: Julie Ann Racino
Subjects: Healthcare, Life Science, Medicine, Public Administration & Public Policy

Policy, program evaluation and research in disability: Community support for all is an essential research reference on how community support systems can greatly assist people with diverse disabilities to live fuller lives outside of institutions. Based on qualitative research methods, the book reflects over a decade of technical assistance and research in state, regional and local communities throughout the United States. Endorsed by Paul Wehman and Susan Bray Stainback (Marketing Copy)

Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation  (ISSN: 1052-2263)

Personal assistance services and personal support services


Published: Jan 01, 1995 by Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation (ISSN: 1052-2263)
Authors: Julie Ann Racino
Subjects: Public Administration & Public Policy

Critical article prepared in conjunction with the World Institute on Disability's national Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Personal Assistance Services which continued their work on user-directed services, including with cognitive disability groups. The article addresses: families and their children, psychiatric disabilities, intellectual and physical disabilities, brain injuries, and cross-disability. First ever comparisons of personal assistance and personal community support.

Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation

Living in the community: An examination of the philosophical and practical


Published: Jan 01, 1994 by Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
Authors: Julie Ann Racino Janet Williams
Subjects: Healthcare, Public Administration & Public Policy

The article is significant as part of a special public policy issue in community services and brain injury (primarily traumatic versus acquired) edited by the New York State Department of Health. The article highlights the use and potential of the Home and Community-based Medicaid Services Waiver in the field of brain injury by highlighting the approved Kansas waiver; the then emerging personal assistance services for special population groups and the use of community support services.

Paul H. Brooke's Publication  (ISBN: 1557660905)

Housing, support and community


Published: Jan 01, 1993 by Paul H. Brooke's Publication (ISBN: 1557660905)
Authors: Julie Ann Racino Pamela Walker Susan O'Connor Steven J. Taylor
Subjects: Healthcare, Public Administration & Public Policy

Housing, support and community was an effort to provide national leadership in the development of community programs that were often facility-based, congregate, and reflective of relatively little choice and self-determination. Housing and support approaches recommended real homes/housing with support services "tailored" to the individual, roommates, or family; the movement blossomed into a national home ownership coalition and supportive living for individuals moving from institutions.

Generations: American Society on Aging

Independent living and community life: Building coalitions among elders,


Published: Oct 01, 1992 by Generations: American Society on Aging
Authors: Julie Ann Racino Judith E. Heumann
Subjects: Healthcare, Public Administration & Public Policy

Invited article and book chapter for collaboration between the fields of aging and disability in the US for purposes of planning and community development in the US. In particular, the article highlights the context of societal devaluation that influences services and programs, the principles for supportive living and independent living for all groups, long-term services and supports (LTSS) such as personal assistance and home care services, and future recommendations.

Paul H. Brookes, Community Participation Series

Life in the community: Case studies of organizations supporting people


Published: Jan 27, 1991 by Paul H. Brookes, Community Participation Series
Authors: Taylor, S., Bogdan, R. & Racino, J.
Subjects: Healthcare, Life Science, Public Administration & Public Policy

First book in the Community Participation Book Series which highlights case studies of organizations in the US which later became known as family support services, supportive living, assistive technology, and supported parenting, among others. The national study follows the 1970s Islands of Excellence and represents a qualitative research study of 40 sites in the US by the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Community Integration at Syracuse University, funded by the NIDRR.

Journal of Mental Health Administration

Organizations in community living: Supporting people with disabilities


Published: Jan 01, 1991 by Journal of Mental Health Administration
Authors: Julie Ann Racino
Subjects: Healthcare, Life Science, Medicine, Public Administration & Public Policy

This article highlight the common characteristics of organizations that promote community integration, compares these organizations on several structural dimensions, discusses emerging practices in community living, and argues against the model replication framework underlying many current research, training, dissemination and change strategies in the disability field. The article is based on an analysis of field data collected from 31 human service organizations in 21 states.

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CRC Press Releases New Book, Public Administration and Disability

By: Julie Ann Racino
Subjects: Public Administration & Public Policy

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND DISABILITY: COMMUNITY SERVICES ADMINISTRATION IN THE US (RACINO, IN PRESS) is the first of its kind to describe comparative service systems related to the community and disability fields. Based on decades of evidence-based research and technical assistance, the book highlights the development of community service systems in the US. Of particular importance are the deinstitutionalization, family and community support, user-directed and consumer-controlled, community integration and inclusion, and universal and barrier-free design movement.

      With a worldwide increase in disability and aging of societies (e.g., wikipedia and family support), the book describes models and theories of disability, long term services and supports in communities, comparative community service systems and exemplary services (e.g., supported employment, individual and public budgeting), the national policy research and international human rights agendas, and the future of public administration, disability and community in the global context.

      The new book, edited and authored by Julie Ann Racino, supports the United Nation Declaration on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN, 2006) and an International Human Right Agenda (Brown, 2013, this book). With the growth in the US support workforce (Larson, et al, this book), the author highlights comparative community service systems, health and human services, evidence-based research and practices, housing and inclusive, sustainable and equitable communities, long-term services and supports (LTSS), and employment and family studies. 

      The book reviews and modernizes theories and models of disabilty for today's societies, and describes the administrative leadership in deinstitutionalization, community integration, inclusion, independent living, and universal and barrier-free design. The future of public administration and disability in the US and worldwide includes transparency in government, community rehabilitation, mental health development, core disability and pbulic policy concepts, public personnel administration, and governmental budgeting, among others.

      For ordering of the book, see CRC Press, Francis and Taylor website (http://www.crcpress.com/authors/my-news/), or link through Community and Policy Studies of Rome, New York at http://communityandpolicystudies.blogspot.com.