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Title: Services for Offenders With a Mental Handicap in Calgary, Alberta
Corporate Author: John Howard Soc of Calgary
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 136
Sponsoring Agency: Alberta Law Foundation
Calgary, Alta T2P 1K1, Canada
John Howard Soc of Calgary
Calgary, Alta T2A 6J4, Canada
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Services for the Handicapped
Calgary, Alta T2N 2A1, Canada
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United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
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United States of America
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: This directory lists and describes over 100 programs and agencies in the Calgary, Alberta, area providing mentally handicapped offenders and others with mental handicaps services in the following categories: housing, assessment, behavioral training, counseling, day shelter, education, employment, financial assistance, legal services, life skills, medical services, recreation, and relief services.
Abstract: The directory defines mental handicaps as deficits in intellectual functioning which result in some difficulty in coping with the demands of society. An introduction discusses the philosophy of normalization, the identification of mentally handicapped offenders, the difference between rehabilitation and habilitation, and guidelines that should be used by probation and parole officers who work with mentally handicapped offenders. Four types of disabilities -- autism, cerebral palsy, learning disabilities, and epilepsy -that may be related to mental handicaps are also described. Housing services listed include apartments, approved homes, independent living services, group homes, halfway houses, hostels, housing registries, and a residential facility. Counseling services listed include alcohol and drug treatment, group therapy, self-help groups, services at Calgary General Hospital, and individual and family counseling. Employment services included agencies, counseling, employment preparation workshops, employment programs, support groups, and vocational workshops. For each program or agency, the address, telephone number, contact person, size, referral procedures, eligibility criteria, purpose, and program are listed.
Index Term(s): Alberta; Offenders with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities; Persons with cognitive disabilities; Public agencies; Reference materials; Social service agencies
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