ERIC Number: ED041104
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Aug-30
Reference Count: 0
The Second Half Century: A Plan for Vocational Rehabilitation to 1975 and Beyond.
Ellis, John; And Others
A 27-member advisory committee was appointed in 1966 by the Governor of New Jersey to create a written plan that would assure comprehensive vocational rehabilitation services by 1975 for all handicapped people who could benefit from them. The state was divided into seven regions and seven regional committees identified major needs and barriers within their regions, reviewed preliminary recommendations, and acted as citizen advisory councils. In addition nine task forces were formed to assist the project staff in developing solutions to problems reported by the regional committees. Recommendations that need to be met before comprehensive rehabilitation services will be available are grouped according to the need for: (1) development of an organization to coordinate services, (2) increased attention in special areas of disability, (3) assurance of diagnostic, restorative, and training resources for the handicapped, (4) health and rehabilitation manpower, and (5) removal of barriers affecting the handicapped. A listing of recommendations in chart form specifies the agencies responsible for meeting the need, the extent of need, and the duration of a program. (SB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Disabilities, Educational Programs, Employment Opportunities, Labor Needs, Mental Retardation, Multiple Disabilities, Neurological Impairments, Physical Disabilities, Program Administration, Program Development, State Agencies, Vocational Rehabilitation
New Jersey Rehabilitation Commission, Labor and Industry Building, Room 1005, John Fitch Plaza, Trenton, New Jersey 08625 ($2.00, make checks payable to Treasurer, State of New Jersey)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Jersey Governor's Advisory Committee on Comprehensive Statewide Planning for Vocational Rehabilitation Services and Facilities, Trenton.
Identifiers: New Jersey