ERIC Number: ED248341
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
Salt Lake Skills Center Handicapped Advocacy Program. Summary Report.
Hall, Bo; Armstrong, Terry L.
The Handicapped Advocacy Program (HAP) is an advocacy service for individuals with disabilities who are sponsored in skills training by the Utah Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS). It has developed a system whereby DRS clients can be tracked throughout their tenure at the Salt Lake Skills Center. Other services include Skills Center visitations, troubleshooting, development and use of progress reports, job placement, and inservice training for Skills Center staff. Throughout its first year of existence HAP has seen a 30 percent increase in disabled student enrollment, a 50 percent completion rate, and a 66 percent placement rate. Leading causes of the 50 percent dropout rate are health problems, terminations initiated by DRS, and personal problems. Data from a survey of DRS counselors indicate an overall increase in satisfaction with Skills Center services since implementation of HAP. Recommendations to increase program efficiency include development of a tracking system for client visitations, increased job development and employer contacts, and expanded outreach efforts to local high schools. (Appendixes include a listing of training programs, a sample progress report, and survey results.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Utah State Office of Education, Salt Lake City.; Utah Technical Coll., Salt Lake City. Salt Lake Skills Center.
Authoring Institution: Special Vocational Services, Salt Lake City, UT.
Identifiers: Handicapped Advocacy Program