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The “re-invention” of personal assistance services

March 1, 2001

Disability Studies Quarterly Vol. 21, No. 2

This article describes the evolution of personal assistance services (PAS) as a nonmedical, community-based intervention for people with disabilities. Glazier summarizes the history of policy responses to increasing demand for PAS; traces the development of different models of funding, managing, and delivering service; and provides an account of how the consumer-directed care model changes the paraprofessional-consumer relationship.

Contributing Authors
Glazier, Raymond E
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