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ERIC Number: ED012475
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Mar-20
Pages: 14
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Reference Count: 0
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COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT IN THE REHABILITATION PROCESS--A REPORT ON THE COVE PROGRAM.
WORLEY, BERT H.
THE COMMUNITY-ORIENTED VOCATIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAM (COVE) USES THE COMMUNITY AS A VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION RESOURCE BY PROVIDING OPPORTUNITIES IN BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY FOR THE HANDICAPPED. THE HANDICAPPED BECOME PRODUCTIVE, LEARN WORK SKILLS, AND COLLECT VOCATIONAL INFORMATION THROUGH JOB SAMPLING. THE CONTRIBUTING EMPLOYERS PROVIDE GUIDANCE, SUPERVISION, AND EVALUATION REGARDING THE CLIENT'S POTENTIAL FOR THE WORK BEING SAMPLED. THE COVE PROCESS IS BASED ON THE NEEDS OF THE LONG-TERM, DEPENDENT HANDICAPPED WHO BELIEVE THEY HAVE NO PLACE IN COMPETITIVE SOCIETY. THEIR DEPENDENCY REQUIREMENTS ARE SO GREAT THAT COVE ESTABLISHED SHELTERED LIVING SITUATIONS SUPERVISED BY COUNSELOR-AIDES. IN ADDITION TO VOCATIONAL EXPLORATION, THE HANDICAPPED ARE ASSISTED IN DEVELOPING SKILLS IN SOCIAL LIVING. AFTER THE CLIENT HAS MADE A REALISTIC VOCATIONAL CHOICE AND HAS SALABLE SKILLS, THE STAFF ASSISTS HIM IN SECURING EMPLOYMENT AND A SUITABLE LIVING SITUATION. FEEDBACK INFORMATION TO CONTRIBUTING EMPLOYERS IS A VITAL FACTOR IN THE PROGRAM. EMPLOYERS BEGIN TO REALIZE THAT THE HANDICAPPED ARE REAL PEOPLE AND NOT FACELESS STATISTICS. THE COMMUNITY OFFERS MOST OF THEIR SERVICES WITHOUT CHARGE, MAKING THE EFFORTS OF THIS REHABILITATION PROGRAM COST LESS THAN MOST. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT THE AMERICAN PERSONNEL AND GUIDANCE ASSOCIATION CONVENTION (DALLAS, MARCH 20, 1967). (AO)
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Identifiers: Texas (Dallas)