ERIC Number: ED363041
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Comprehensive Action Plan for Reform.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities.
This document summarizes the plan of New York's Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID) to reform its system of service delivery. It first describes activities begun in 1989 to improve the accessibility of vocational rehabilitation services to people with disabilities. The plan then details activities planned for the second phase of reform which focuses on the improvement of service delivery. These include identification of service priorities in the areas of integrated employment, improved consumer services, interagency activities, educational activities, fostering of independent living, and management development. Twenty-nine recommendations for change are proposed and presented in a tabular format, listing for each recommendation the reason for the proposed change, implications, and how the change may make a difference for the people VESID serves. Sample recommendations include: use business and industry for training; use business and industry as mentors; contract for development of new integrated employment opportunities; increase use of on the job training; implement a team approach to service delivery; develop a schedule of performance based reimbursement; consolidate contracts with service providers; establish a financial assistance methodology for persons attending vocational training programs; establish a coordinated transition system; expand use of community based assessments; develop a regional service planning model; and stress collaborative efforts. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities.
Identifiers: New York