ERIC Number: ED232361
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Independent Living Ideas. Planning for a Job: Tips for Disabled Students.
President's Committee on Employment of the Handicapped, Washington, DC.
Intended for handicapped high school students and their parents, the booklet poses questions designed to help in planning for work. Career interests and exploration is the first topic, addressed in terms of career education experiences in elementary, junior high, and high school. Work readiness skills (social, mobility, job seeking, and job holding skills) are briefly considered. Approaches to learning actual job skills--vocational education, special education, vocational rehabilitation, sheltered workshops, public service training programs, and part time jobs--are described. Individuals are advised to begin the work process by talking to someone knowledgeable, visiting a counselor to help in planning, seeking out the kinds of instruction needed, and exploring the community to locate ways to learn desired job skills. Examples of people with handicaps who are satisfied with their work situations are cited in the conclusion. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: President's Committee on Employment of the Handicapped, Washington, DC.