ERIC Number: ED037644
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The San Antonio Rehabilitation-Welfare Final Report on Research and Demonstration.
Educational Evaluation and Research Associates, Austin, TX.
Begun in 1964 to meet rehabilitation needs of disabled family heads receiving aid for dependent children (AFDC), this San Antonio project tested ways of eliminating or reducing vocational handicaps and dependency to the point where AFDC recipients could become gainfully employed and participate more effectively as community members. Normal social services were offered, together with such special services as prevocational evaluation and adjustment facility and intensive casework. Results showed that successful employment is obtained in about 50% of the cases (well above the national average) in the San Antonio Center, and that all clients have benefited to some extent. The research phase sought reasons for this success, including human factors indicative of rehabilitation success or failure. Assessments were made of over 50 variables and 250 work attitude items for each client. Significant predictive factors were found, and several models were set forth. Through cooperation between the Texas Department of Welfare and the State Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, the program was eventually extended to Amarillo, Dallas, and El Paso. (The document includes the diagnostic evaluation format, scoring keys, and 145 tables and figures.) (LY)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC. Div. of Research and Demonstration Grants.
Authoring Institution: Educational Evaluation and Research Associates, Austin, TX.
Note: Project RD1513