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Revised Manual for MR System Now Available

November 2010

Understanding the Office of Developmental Programs in Pennsylvania: Mental Retardation and Autism Services, better known as "The Gold Book," is the revised and updated manual that introduces that provides a thorough introduction to the Mental Retardation system and Autism Services. This valuable resource is now available on the website of The Pennsylvania Training Partnership for People with Disabilities and Families (The Partnership).

Published by Vision for Equality, Inc., Pennsylvania Waiting List Campaign, Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania, and The Partnership, this manual provides vital information on how to register, details of waiver system, introduces different service models and details what consumers should do when a problem arises.

An important feature of the book is a collection of most-commonly used forms, lists of resources, contacts, and advocacy organizations, plus a glossary of terms.

"The Gold Book" is available for download to order. For more information go to: www.temple.edu/thetrainingpartnership/pub.

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