A study of transitional residences at the Dixon State School
Krause, Fred John
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The return of mentally retarded persons from an institution to their respective communities is being increasingly recognized as a problem of habilitation. Failure, on part of the once institutionalized retardate to readjust, has often been evidenced by the high rate of readmission to the institution due to problems of functioning in social, familial, or occupational areas. One of the major facture in the increased emphasis on habilitation of the mentally retarded is the beginning of a greater social acceptance resulting from public education and consequent recognition of the value of milieu or environmental therapy. The problem is: A STUDY OF TRANSITIONAL RESIDENCES AT THE DIXON STATE SCHOOL. A secondary problem is to determine the effectiveness of a habitation program for the mentally retarded that is combined with transitional facilities.