ERIC Number: ED331257
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Parents Alliance Employment Project: Moving Ahead with Integrated Employment. An Update. Third Edition.
Lee, Marjorie; Verban, David
The booklet describes the Parents Alliance Employment Project, a program to provide job development, job placement, and job coaching to persons with intellectual disabilities in the DuPage County, Illinois, area. The first four sections provide an introduction, explain the program's philosophy, describe the population served by the project, and report on progress in the area of benefits (especially as new federal legislation has decreased the risk of workers losing Social Security benefits). Section V looks at the project's organizational structure, with information on the roles of employment specialists, the Project Director, the Board of Directors and Advisory Committee, and the role of employers and the local labor market. The next section examines the technology of employment procedures, with information on informal assessment, the job plan, job development, placement, and coaching. Successes of the project are reported in terms of funding sources and staff expansion, placement numbers (more than 100 placements in the project's 5 years of operation), types of jobs, and networking. The final section identifies future challenges in the areas of independent living, independent transportation, leisure education, and placements in full-time employment. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Parents
Sponsor: Illinois State Dept. of Public Aid, Springfield.; Illinois State Dept. of Rehabilitation Services, Springfield.
Authoring Institution: Special Education Parents Alliance, Glen Ellyn, IL.
Identifiers: Illinois (DuPage County)
Note: For a related document, see ED 294 379.