ERIC Number: ED349757
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Going to Work: Profiles in Supported Employment.
Johnson, David R.; And Others
These profiles of Minnesota individuals with severe disabilities were developed as part of an evaluation of the impact of supported employment on their lives. The profiles describe individuals who have severe disabilities, who receive assistance from a wide variety of programs, and who were evaluated through both qualitative and quantitative procedures. They illustrate a number of approaches to developing and sustaining supported employment in a variety of settings. The agencies working with persons with severe disabilities had been receiving assistance from a state demonstration program begun in 1985: the Minnesota Supported Employment Project (MnSEP). The eight profiles describe supported employment opportunities offered through a day training and habilitation program, a secondary special education program, a regional treatment center, and a rehabilitation facility. The report concludes that the underlying theme across these profiles is the simple yet powerful idea that persons with severe disabilities can and should have a chance to develop a greater sense of themselves through their vocational experiences in their home communities. Appendixes describe the evaluation process in more detail; outline measures used in data collection, in the areas of demographics, staff behavior, value-based service indicators, adaptive behavior, problem behavior, social behavior, and attitudes; and list eight references. (JDD)
Descriptors: Adults, Employment Opportunities, Employment Programs, Job Training, Outcomes of Treatment, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Secondary Education, Severe Disabilities, Supported Employment, Vocational Rehabilitation
Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota, 109 Pattee Hall, 150 Pillsbury Dr., S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Minnesota State Dept. of Jobs and Training, St. Paul. Div. of Rehabilitation Services.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Inst. on Community Integration.