Report from a year-long study by the National Council on Disability on programs established by the Developmental Disabilities Act, originally authorized in 1963 and last reauthorized in 2000, to improve the lives of people with development disabilities, protect their civil and human rights, and promote their potential and integration into communities.
Overview and cross-cutting issues -- University centers for excellence in developmental disabilities -- State and territorial councils -- Protection and advocacy for individuals with developmental disabilities -- Projects of national significance -- Family support -- Direct support workers -- App. A. Interview -- App. B. Mission of the National Council on Disabilities.
Includes executive summary.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 183-188, 195).