ERIC Number: ED042007
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Oct-31
Reference Count: 0
Helping All the Handicapped; The Report of the Massachusetts Vocational Rehabilitation Planning Commission.
Medical Foundation, Inc., Boston, MA.
This report by the Planning Commission culminates 2 years of public hearings and the investigations of 10 task forces on vocational rehabilitation. A broader definition of the disabled, one which includes the disadvantaged, is gaining acceptance, resulting in the need for expanded rehabilitation programs. This study provides the necessary guidelines for that expansion. Principal recommendations among the 200 made by the Commission include: (1) administrative reorganization at both state and community level, (2) increased services on a regional level through cooperation of qualified agencies, (3) improved placement efforts, including sheltered employment, (4) extension of the architectural barriers board to cover all buildings open to the public, (5) expanded services for the public offender, (6) adjustment to technological change, (7) strengthened research units, and (8) increased male recruitment and training of personnel. (BH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Oregon State Univ., Corvallis. Div. of Vocational, Adult, and Community Coll. Education.
Authoring Institution: Medical Foundation, Inc., Boston, MA.