First published in 1986. The authors and their contributing associates have spent most, in some cases all, of their professional years working both with mentally handicapped individuals and with the men and women who serve them in residential facilities. This book, at its core, is about the future of these people.

chapter 1|50 pages

Creating Future Responsive Residential Facilities

A Perspective on the Process of Applying Reform
ByJack Thaw

chapter 3|65 pages

The Direct-Care Worker

A Socio-cultural Analysis
ByJack Thaw, Scott F. Wolfe

chapter 4|41 pages

The Professionals

Difficulties and Directions
ByJack Thaw, Edward Benjamin, Anthony J. Cuvo

chapter 5|38 pages

Mental Disability Law—The Politics of Human Rights

ByAnthony J. Cuvo, Jack Thaw

chapter 6|32 pages

Policy and the Perspective of State Government

ByGareth D. Thorne, Jack Thaw

chapter 7|42 pages

Human Aspects of Evaluation in Institutional Settings

Political, Methodological, and Social Trade-Offs
ByGeorge J. Allen, Laurie Heatherington, Michael Lah