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ERIC Number: ED014581
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 48
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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HANDICAPPED YOUTH EXPERIMENTAL TRAINING FUND. FINAL EVALUATION.
AULD, W. DAVID, JR.
THE PROJECT PROVIDED PREVOCATIONAL CLASSES, WORK-EXPERIENCE TRAINING, AND SPEECH AND PHYSICAL THERAPY FOR HANDICAPPED STUDENTS BETWEEN JUNE 20 AND AUGUST 26, 1966. THE HANDICAPPED INCLUDED SEVERELY MENTALLY RETARDED (35-50 IQ), EDUCABLE MENTALLY RETARDED (50-75 IQ), DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING, BLIND AND VISUALLY HANDICAPPED, ORTHOPEDICALLY HANDICAPPED, AND EMOTIONALLY DISTURBED. THE TOTAL PROGRAM INVOLVED 478 STUDENTS WHICH INCLUDED 274 WHO RECEIVED PAY FOR WORK EXPERIENCE. THE PROJECT INCLUDED (1) A PROGRAM AT LOWELL SCHOOL WHICH WAS DESIGNED PRIMARILY FOR THE 9- TO 13-YEAR OLD CHILDREN, AND CONSISTED OF MENTALLY RETARDED, ORTHOPEDICALLY HANDICAPPED, AND BLIND, AND (2) A PROGRAM AT PACIFIC SCHOOL FOR ALL 13- TO 21-YEAR OLD STUDENTS. WORK ORIENTATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE WERE PROVIDED AT PACIFIC SCHOOL IN SERVICE STATION TRAINING, POWER SEWING, JANITORIAL AND GARDENING TRAINING, CAFETERIA SERVICES, AND HOME ECONOMICS. THE PROJECT INCLUDED A CONTRACT WITH THE STATE OF WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION IN WHICH 76 STUDENTS WERE EMPLOYED AT NEARBY STATE PARKS. IN ADDITION, 43 STUDENTS WERE EMPLOYED IN SUPERMARKETS, BOAT SHOPS, AMUSEMENT CENTERS, RESTAURANTS, AND OTHER BUSINESS PLACES. RECOMMENDATIONS CONCERNED KIND AND AMOUNT OF COUNSELING NEEDED FOR FUTURE PROGRAMS. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: Seattle Public Schools, WA.
Identifiers: WASHINGTON; Washington (Seattle)