ERIC Number: ED338903
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Rehabilitation Needs Assessment for Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies. Volume I. A Guide to Needs Assessment in Rehabilitation Agency Planning.
Wisconsin Univ.-Stout, Menomonie. Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Inst.; Rehabilitation Services Administration (ED), Washington, DC.; Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale.
This guide was developed to help Wisconsin agency assessment, evaluation, and planning personnel to develop a perspective on how needs assessment fits into their state's vocational rehabilitation program planning. It is intended to offer practical and responsible suggestions that meet the intent of federal and state mandates. Volume I of the guide focuses on the needs assessment process. It provides background information on contemporary needs assessment approaches and the methodology for carrying out comprehensive rehabilitation needs assessment. The five chapters of the volume (1) examine the issues that constrain the rehabilitation program and the needs assessment and planning processes; (2) relate how comprehensive needs assessment became a requirement in the 1986 Amendments to the Rehabilitation Act and how that requirement affects state plan development; (3) review and contrast contemporary needs assessment definitions, models, and techniques for what they have to offer to agency planning; (4) offer practical advice on what needs assessment information and requirements mean for the agency that contemplates a comprehensive needs assessment; and (5) present a concept and step-by-step methodology. The guide includes 25 references and 18 tables/figures. (KC)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Compliance (Legal), Definitions, Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Models, Needs Assessment, Program Development, Rehabilitation Programs, Social Agencies, State Legislation, Statewide Planning, Vocational Rehabilitation
Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI 54751-0790 ($18.50; both volumes $39.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ.-Stout, Menomonie. Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Inst.; Rehabilitation Services Administration (ED), Washington, DC.; Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale.
Identifiers: Rehabilitation Act Amendments 1986; Wisconsin
Note: For volume II, see CE 059 667.