ERIC Number: ED227636
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Development as a Lifetime Activity: Career Education for Physically Disabled Students.
Palmer, John T.
Career education for the severely physically disabled in grades kindergarten through 12 is offered by Human Resources Center, Albertson, New York. The center views career education as a broad developmental process and is responsive to the individual's current developmental stage and experiential background. The development process of the severely physically disabled differs from the person without disabilities. The element of personal responsibility for career choices is an essential ingredient for the disabled person's attainment of personal satisfaction. Three important themes for career education for the severely disabled are self-concept, decision making as it relates to independence, and career awareness needs. It is important to emphasize the strengths of the individual, although the significant others in the life of the disabled individual may often convey an attitude that the disabled person is sick. The center's kindergarten through eighth grade career education program is infused into the regular school curriculum, while for grades 9 through 12, 10-week group guidance programs are provided. Additional components are a speakers' bureau, business ventures, field trips, work experience, an independent living skills curriculum, and research studies. Various publications and audiovisual materials are also published by the center. (SEW)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Education, Career Exploration, Daily Living Skills, Developmental Stages, Elementary Secondary Education, Interpersonal Relationship, Personal Autonomy, Physical Disabilities, Self Concept, Severe Disabilities, Special Schools
Human Resources Center, Searingtown Rd., Albertson, NY 11507.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Handicapped Research (ED), Washington, DC.; Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Human Resources Center, Albertson, NY.
Note: A Project PREP publication. For related documents, see EC 151 094-096.