ERIC Number: ED237764
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The New York State Board of Regents Project on Long-Range Goals and Policy Directions for the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation. A Discussion Paper.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office of Vocational Rehabilitation.
The New York State Board of Regents conducted a formal review of the long-range goals and policy directions for vocational rehabilitative services to disabled youth and adults in New York. The first phase of the review consisted of an examination of major pieces of vocational and special education legislation, current federal and state economic conditions, and emerging trends in the area of vocational rehabilitation. Based on this examination, the project staff recommended that rehabilitative services planners and policymakers reaffirm the state commitment to the provision of a full range of rehabilitative services through the provision of adequate public funds. Also cited by the project staff was the need for a formal delineation of the role of the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation and the specific vocational nature of its services. It was further recommended that the providers of vocational rehabilitative services expand their ties to business, industry, and labor to support economic development in New York State; increase the participation of the private and volunteer sectors in a broad-based state-managed service delivery system; integrate the needs of disabled persons in services delivered by other offices in the State Education Department; help disabled persons become better able to meet future employment openings by expanding knowledge of employment trends and by providing supportive services that address those trends; and provide more independent living services. (MN)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Agency Role, Change Strategies, Cooperative Programs, Disabilities, Economic Development, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Legislation, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Federal Legislation, Futures (of Society), Long Range Planning, Needs Assessment, Policy Formation, Position Papers, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Improvement, Rehabilitation Programs, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, State Agencies, State Boards of Education, State Programs, Vocational Education, Vocational Rehabilitation
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office of Vocational Rehabilitation.
Identifiers: New York; Private Sector