ERIC Number: ED332468
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Employment and People with Disabilities.
Nathanson, Jeanne H., Ed.
OSERS News in Print, v3 n3 Win 1990
This newsletter issue offers six articles on employment of people with disabilities. "Employment and People with Disabilities: Challenges for the Nineties" (Frank Bowe) discusses the Americans with Disabilities Act, issues in unemployment and under-education, earnings, and implications for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. "The National Supported Employment Initiative: Expanding Employment Opportunities for Persons with Severe Disabilities" (Paul Wehman and others) presents findings, from a 1989 update of an ongoing national study of supported employment implmentation, which aims to gauge the progress made in incorporating supported employment into the existing rehabilitation service system, identify national trends regarding major policy issues, and identify the amount and sources of state funds to operate supported employment programs. "Training Students with Learning Disabilities for Careers in the Human Services" (Jane E. Herzog) proposes that the field of human services is an excellent alternative to other types of vocations for workers with learning disabilities and describes programs of the Para-Educator Center for Young Adults at New York University. "Projects with Industry" (John Eger) is described as a federal program composed of three elements: a linkage to the private sector via an advisory council; a training site, generally a rehabilitation facility; and a source of people with disabilities, generally the state vocational rehabilitation agency. "Help Wanted: People with Disabilities Needed" (Mark Donovan) focuses on a school-to-work transition program developed by the Marriott Foundation for People with Disabilities, called "Bridges.""Employment and Workers with Disabilities" (Reed Greenwood) addresses issues of where workers with disabilities stand in regard to employment, what can be done to improve opportunities of workers with disabilities for meaningful work, and what types of jobs are likely to be available in the future. (JDD)
Descriptors: Community Coordination, Disabilities, Employment, Employment Level, Employment Opportunities, Futures (of Society), Human Services, Job Training, Private Sector, Rehabilitation Programs, State Aid, Supported Employment, Transitional Programs, Trend Analysis, Vocational Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, Wages
OSERS News in Print, Room 3129, Switzer Building, 300 C Street, S.W., Washington, DC 20202-2524 (free, quarterly).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
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