ERIC Number: ED173554
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Rehabilitation Research Capacity Building: Followup Studies. Final Report. Coppin State College Rehabilitation Research Studies, Monograph No. 2.
Mitra, Sudhansu B.
This series of followup studies concerned mentally retarded rehabilitation clients of the Social and Rehabilitation Service research and development projects in the District of Columbia, and the Model Cities Project in Maryland. The clientele were primarily black, urban ghetto residents. The studies dealt with (1) vocational success of institutionalized retardates released for community placement; (2) vocational success of non-institutionalized retardates, successfully rehabilitated and closed for other reasons; and (3) vocational success of successfully rehabilitated retardates and non-retardates. Results indicated that a placement program which included placement homes, training, and job placement was imperative for vocational success of institutional adult retardates discharged to independent community status. These institutional dischargees also required long term post-employment services. For non-institutionalized mildly retarded clients, job training and placement according to potential were essential rehabilitation services which had sustaining effects on vocational success. For retardates the placement quality, reading ability, and absence of secondary disabilities were primary determinants of income at followup. Non-retardeds' income at "closed rehabilitation" was not indicative of their vocational success; income at the referral stage was an index of their future success. They primarily benefitted from the rehabilitation agency's restoration services; their socioeconomic status also had a bearing on their vocational success. (Author/CSS)
Descriptors: Adults, Blacks, Critical Incidents Method, Disadvantaged, Failure, Followup Studies, Ghettos, Home Programs, Institutionalized Persons, Job Placement, Job Training, Mental Retardation, Placement, Reading Ability, Reports, Research Projects, Self Care Skills, Social Adjustment, Success, Urban Population, Vocational Followup, Vocational Rehabilitation
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Coppin State Coll., Baltimore, MD.
Identifiers: District of Columbia; Maryland; Model Cities Program; Social and Rehabilitation Service
Note: Research prepared through the Department of Rehabilitation Education