ERIC Number: ED047464
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun
Reference Count: 0
A Coordinated Program of the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation and Public Schools for Mentally Retarded Students in Basic Academic Track. Final Report.
District of Columbia Dept. of Vocational Rehabilitation, Washington, DC.
The services and effects of a 3-year project designed for a selected group of students in the low range of mental ability (and/or with subaverage intellectual functioning) enrolled in the Eastern High School (Washington, D.C.) are reported. The objects of the demonstration project were to provide for unmet academic, social, prevocational and vocational needs of handicapped students; to provide vocational rehabilitation services concurrent with educational services to enhance job placements; and to establish a mutually facilitative relationship between the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation and Public Schools. The project population consisted of 12 to 13% of the student body (age range of 16 to 21 years) from culturally disadvantaged backgrounds who were exposed to vocational counseling and guidance, training, employment, and followup counseling. During the project period (1965-1968), 784 referrals were received; of these, 330 cases were accepted for services. The cases closed as successfully rehabilitated during the project period numbered 140, representing approximately 42% of the cases accepted for services. Clerical and sales occupations accounted for the job placements in about 66% of the cases. Information on project expenditures, implications, and specific recommendations are provided. (RD)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC. Div. of Research and Demonstration Grants.
Authoring Institution: District of Columbia Dept. of Vocational Rehabilitation, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: District of Columbia