Hudspeth Regional Center Case Study

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A. Hudspeth Regional Center opened in 1963 as an annex to Mississippi State Hospital designed originally as a segregation part of the institution to serve black individuals with mental retardation and or development disabilities. In 1968 under a federal order, the state was forced to integrate the population by transferring individuals between Ellisville State School and Hudspeth Regional Center for a racial balance, based upon the family residence in each area of service. In 1974 Hudspeth became independent facility which operated separately from Mississippi State Hospital. Throughout the 70s population grew to approximately 1000 individual with around 275 staff members. Individuals were transferred to newly opened facilities like Boswell, apartment, or nursing homes. Hudspeth Regional Center provides Support Coordination and Transitional Living which is…show more content…
The options consist of community-based Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities such as group homes, supervised apartments, and supported living. Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities are provided opportunity to lead more productive lives, make choices and decisions about their future. The program works with the community to assist families and persons in choosing alternatives resources. Such as jobs, homes, training, access to medical services. Each of the programs emphasizes training and educating the community integration. Through the community integration services Hudspeth Regional Center seeks to achieve great outcomes for all persons served. The research implies that the transition process has become more accruable and allows the person with a disability to have an interpersonal relationship with their care giver and the community. It will benefit parents/guardians that want their love ones closer to
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