ERIC Number: ED232334
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Independent Living Training. A Guide to Programming. Volume I [and] Volume II.
Timmins, Tippy; And Others
Information on curriculum offerings and program planning and administration of a community-based work and living program for deaf-blind and other severely disabled adolescents and young adults is presented in two volumes. Volume I, an administrative manual independently titled "Community Based Training. Work and Independent Living Training for Severely Handicapped Deaf-Blind Adolescents and Youth Adults," presents forms and inventories for recordkeeping and assessment purposes and covers the following concerns: the population, admission, choosing an apartment location, rules, staffing considerations, vocational alternatives, work placement and training, agency cooperation, transportation, funding, and evaluation. Additional details of the curriculum framework, staff inservice training, community training, and parent counseling are provided. Appended materials include: the "Domestic Living Skills Observation Checklist"; "Meadow/Kendall Social Emotional Inventory"; forms needed for admission, review, and dismissal; and a staff self-assessment inventory. The second volume, a curriculum guide independently titled "Community Based Independent Living. A Guide to Programming For Severely Disabled Adolescents," includes descriptions of real life situations and approaches that have been successful. The first section addresses the following concerns: the clients, apartments, staff, daily schedule, admission criteria and procedures, evaluation, recordkeeping, and discipline. The second section considers the curriculum areas of domestic living, sex education and family living, and leisure-recreation. Specific areas of the curriculum include: self-care, home management, personal/social adjustment, and individual and group recreation. Specific user concerns regarding practice characteristics and replication of the model are covered in chart form. (SEW)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Adolescents, Curriculum Guides, Daily Living Skills, Deaf Blind, Educational Objectives, Group Homes, Home Management, Job Training, Personal Autonomy, Program Administration, Program Design, Records (Forms), Recreational Activities, Secondary Education, Self Care Skills, Severe Disabilities, Sex Education, Vocational Education
Education Service Center, Region 20, 1314 Hines Ave., San Antonio, TX 78208 ($8.33 for 2 volumes, includes postage).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.; Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Authoring Institution: Education Service Center Region 20, San Antonio, TX.
Note: Product of the Deaf-Blind Project.