ERIC Number: ED203116
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Empowering Diversity: Resources for Developing Career Counseling and Placement Programs for College Students with Physical Disabilities.
Hicks, Lorna C.; And Others
Designed to help career counselors and placement center staff at universities and community colleges reduce the impact of the employment barriers facing students with physical disabilities, this manual contains discussions of five career center service areas as well as a rationale for developing special services. The first section presents a profile of disabled students as minority group members and outlines the basic goals of special services and factors affecting their development. Topics discussed in section 2 include developing awareness, detecting negative attitudes, and identifying attitudes in the practices of counselors. After a brief summary of section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, career center accessibility, a model program for students with visual disabilities, and funding and resources are described. Unit 4 contains discussions of employer attitudes, three model programs, facts to use when contacting employers, and compliance with the law. Discussed in the unit on the community are networking, network participants, and various agencies serving disabled students. The final unit presents 10 recommendations for providing specialized information and services to disabled students in accordance with section 504. (MN)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Change Strategies, College Students, Community Resources, Community Role, Compliance (Legal), Counselor Role, Educational Resources, Employer Attitudes, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Higher Education, Job Placement, Models, Networks, Physical Disabilities, Program Development, Special Programs, Student Characteristics, Visual Impairments
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Cerebral Palsy of Florida, Tallahassee.
Identifiers: Career Development for the Handicapped Project; Florida; Networking; Rehabilitation Act 1973
Note: Compiled by the Career Development for the Handicapped Project.