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

chapter 3|65 pages

The Direct-Care Worker

A Socio-cultural Analysis

chapter 4|41 pages

The Professionals

Difficulties and Directions

chapter 7|42 pages

Human Aspects of Evaluation in Institutional Settings

Political, Methodological, and Social Trade-Offs