ERIC Number: ED345397
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Introduction to Project WORK: Family Booklet. Information for Families of Project WORK Students.
San Diego State Univ., CA.; San Diego City Schools, CA.
Project WORK was developed by San Diego State University and San Diego City Schools in California to prepare young people with disabilities for work and life after high school. The program teaches employment skills; supports students in their first work experience; works with students and their families to plan for the student's work and life after graduation from high school; provides vocational preparation skills and transition services; and provides paid employment opportunities, ongoing job site support, and adult agency support. The program's four main components are parent support and parent workshops, job skills classes, job development and support, and linkages with community agencies. This pamphlet for parents describes the four program components, explains what is involved in the initial home visit by family support specialists, outlines the cooperative role of the California State Department of Rehabilitation, lists documentation needed for employment, and notes the value of job-related record keeping. (JDD)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Cooperative Programs, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Employment Opportunities, High Schools, Job Development, Job Skills, Parent Education, Parent Participation, Program Implementation, Supported Employment, Transitional Programs, Vocational Education, Vocational Rehabilitation
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Diego State Univ., CA.; San Diego City Schools, CA.
Identifiers: San Diego Unified School District CA
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (70th, Baltimore, MD, April 13-17, 1992). For a related guide, see ED 311 683 or ED 311 684 (Spanish version).