ERIC Number: ED228450
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Vocational Programming and Services for Handicapped Individuals in Illinois: A Roadmap to Productive Employment. An Information Guide for Parents and Handicapped Individuals.
Illinois Univ., Urbana. Leadership Training Inst./Vocational and Special Education.
This information guide is designed to help handicapped adults and parents of handicapped youth become aware of the vocational programs and services available in the community as well as in Illinois and to understand what to ask for when considering vocational programing. Chapter 1 is an introduction and overview. Information is provided on the purposes of the guide, use of the guide, federal legislation, and the rights of parents and handicapped adults. Chapter 2 introduces and describes the concept of career development. The next three sections outline the major questions to ask at each of the three stages of career development: career awareness, career exploration, and career orientation and preparation. Typical questions and answers are provided. Key questions and answers are also presented regarding adult vocational programing and services (chapter 6) and employer considerations and incentives (chapter 7). The final section contains names, addresses, and features of local resources, state agencies, state organizations, and national organizations that are available to assist in vocational programing for handicapped youth and adults. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Programs, Career Awareness, Career Development, Career Education, Career Exploration, Career Guidance, Career Planning, Community Colleges, Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Employer Attitudes, Employment Programs, Employment Services, Federal Legislation, Guidance Programs, Incentives, Information Services, Job Placement, Job Training, Occupational Information, Postsecondary Education, Resources, State Legislation, Vocational Education, Vocational Evaluation, Vocational Rehabilitation, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Dept. of Commerce and Community Affairs, Springfield.; Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Dept. of Adult, Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Leadership Training Inst./Vocational and Special Education.
Note: Developed by the Illinois Vocational Education Task Force.