ERIC Number: ED341204
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Employment Priorities for the '90s for People with Disabilities.
President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities, Washington, DC.; Arkansas Univ., Fayetteville. Research and Training Center in Vocational Rehabilitation.
This report resulted from a project designed to involve people with disabilities in the development of employment policies and rehabilitation services. The report presents recommendations addressing employment preparation, placement, postemployment, and support systems. The project, titled "National Agenda for the Employment of People with Disabilities," involved major national advocacy groups and comprised three steps: (1) data collection regarding employment concerns; (2) translation of concerns into service and policy responses; and (3) development by advocacy organizations of organizational priorities and plans (agendas) responsive to the concerns and recommendations. Among the 20 recommendations are the following: train rehabilitation, educational, and medical professionals in client empowerment techniques; require that a specific vocational objective, including an occupational objective, be a part of the Individualized Education Plan; promote the recruitment of students with disabilities by colleges and universities; fund tax incentive programs for targeted recruitment programs and employment subsidies that benefit people with disabilities; support community-based placement programs that teach people how to manage and maintain their own job searches; improve disability management services offered by employers and employee assistance programs; and promote and communicate work or independence incentives in Social Security provisions. Includes 54 references. (DB)
Descriptors: Advocacy, Decision Making, Disabilities, Employment Potential, Job Placement, Needs Assessment, Personal Autonomy, Policy Formation, Vocational Rehabilitation
Hot Springs Rehabilitation Center, Media and Publications Section, P.O. Box 1358, Hot Springs, AR 71902 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities, Washington, DC.; Arkansas Univ., Fayetteville. Research and Training Center in Vocational Rehabilitation.