ERIC Number: ED344371
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Transitions to Employment: Proceedings of the 1990 International Symposium on the Employment of Persons with Disabilities (Washington, D.C., June 3-5, 1990).
McLaughlin, Margaret J., Ed.; And Others
This document presents the proceedings of a symposium which discussed critical issues in employment of persons with disabilities in Europe, Australia, and North America. After introductions, the major presentations included the following: "Labor Market Forces" (Roderick A. DeArment, U.S. Department of Labor); "Civil Rights in the United States" (Steny Hoyer, U.S. House of Representatives); "Economic Consequences" (Martin Gerry, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services); and "Towards an Adult Working Life" (John Fish, Consultant to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development). Small group discussions are summarized. These focused on personal choice, effective integration, and organizing and financing community services, respectively. The conference resulted in seven recommendations and conclusions including: (1) because of the lack of accurate information, audits are needed to establish databases on resources devoted to disability; (2) a balance between government and private sector funding of programs for persons with disabilities is needed; (3) because employment offers regular social interaction in an integrated setting, it is particularly important for young people with disabilities; and (4) a benefit system should be established which encourages and supports individuals as they move in and out of the workforce. Appendices include a fact sheet on the Americans with Disabilities Act, a list of OECD publications, and a list of participants. (DB)
Descriptors: Adults, Civil Rights, Community Services, Disabilities, Economics, Education Work Relationship, Employment Potential, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, Labor Market, Personal Autonomy, Secondary Education, Social Integration, Transitional Programs, Trend Analysis
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Inst. for the Study of Exceptional Children and Youth.; Department of Labor, Washington, DC.; Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
Identifiers: Australia; Europe