ERIC Number: ED231143
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Vocational Education for the Severely Handicapped: A Resource Guide for Personnel in California.
Rosenberg, Bill; Savage, Steven
A resource guide to assist inservice personnel to establish vocational education programs for severely handicapped individuals is presented. Section 1 summarizes issues in vocational services and training for severely handicapped persons. Section 2 contains brief descriptions of national agencies and organizations that relate in some way to the vocational needs of the severely handicapped. Alphabetical listings and addresses are given for public, private, and nonprofit agencies, along with professional organizations. Section 3 provides descriptions and addresses of demonstration projects that have implemented community programming or new technology in the field of vocational preparation of the severely handicapped. Section 4 presents descriptions and addresses for agencies in California that relate to the vocational needs of severely handicapped individuals. In cases where local offices are useful contacts, a detailed listing is included. Section 5, on adult vocational programs for severely handicapped persons in California, is divided into: definitions of programs, definitions of services, an index of sheltered workshops by city and region, and a comprehensive listing of adult vocational programs by region. Section 6 includes a brief discussion of books and articles concerning vocational programming for the severely handicapped, a list of relevant journals, and a glossary of behavioral terms. Section 7 presents portions of checklist or observational assessments and a comparison of four work sample evaluations intended for use with the mentally retarded. Section 8 includes information and references concerning federal grants, foundation grants to education, how to locate funding sources, and how to write proposals. Finally, 10 resource guides are recommended, along with ordering information. (SEW)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Students, Agency Role, Community Programs, Demonstration Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Fund Raising, Information Sources, Nonprofit Organizations, Private Financial Support, Professional Associations, Program Development, Proposal Writing, Severe Disabilities, Sheltered Workshops, Vocational Education, Vocational Training Centers
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Personnel Preparation.
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Div. of Special Education.
Note: Developed as part of P.A.C.E. (Providing Alternatives in Career Education for the Severely Handicapped).