Description of An On-Line Information and Referral Service

Authors

  • Christine Z Howe

Keywords:

On-line Information and Referral Service, Computer Application, Network

Abstract

This article describes the development and functioning ofa model on-line informationand referral service. Established by a group of human service professionals to aid communityagencies that provide programs and services to persons with special needs, thesystem also provides direct services to individuals with special needs. The history andcontext of the development of the "Athens Connection" ·is highlighted, providedservices are illustrated, hardware and software considerations are addressed, and currentactual practices are described. Suggestions are given for how therapeutic recreatorscanlearn from and use this process in their agencies.

Published

1986-04-01

Issue

Section

Research Papers