ERIC Number: ED064476
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
The Impact of an Expanded Vocational Rehabilitation Program Upon Intra-Agency Processes and Procedures. Wisconsin Studies in Vocational Rehabilitation.
Katz, Solly; And Others
This study was conducted to assess the impact of expanded resources and extended eligibility on the internal functioning of a state vocational agency local office. The effects of expansion were examined in the areas of: (1) agency personnel, (2) client characteristics, (3) caseload characteristics, (4) counselor characteristics, and (5) patterns of purchased services. Comparison of the experimental county with several control counties showed that the expanded resources resulted in significantly increased services to medically disabled clients. The agency expansion resulted in the counselor having more time for providing services to his clients without lengthening the rehabilitation process. The increased funds and personnel resulted in a larger number of clients served, rather than increased service costs. Rehabilitation of the culturally handicapped proved to be generally less costly than services for the medically disabled. A related document is available as VT 015 129 in this issue. (BH)
Descriptors: Administrative Change, Counselor Role, Disabilities, Disadvantaged, Participant Characteristics, Program Administration, Rehabilitation Counseling, Vocational Adjustment, Vocational Rehabilitation
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Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Regional Rehabilitation Research Inst.