Once "warehoused" in institutions, many severely handicapped individuals are now living in community residences. Yet there are few resource materials available for those who face the difficult task of planning and operating these residences. A User's Guide to Community Entry for the Severely Handicapped offers practical guidance for creating the most home-like, least restrictive residential settings. Committed to the right of all individuals to live in their home community, Pancsofar and Blackwell address topics of vital concern to residential planners, administrators, and direct care personnel. The Guide covers administrative and programmatic issues, offering a wealth of suggestions, examples, forms, and checklists. It is a valuable special education textbook and reference work, and an excellent resource for families.
Ernest Pancsofar is Assistant Professor of Special Education at Bowling Green State University. Robert Blackwell is Professor of Special Education at Bowling Green State University.