ERIC Number: ED367816
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Dec-4
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Inclusion of Students with Disabilities in Vocational Programs.
Dennis, Debora; Manley, Frank
The number of disabled students in regular vocational training (VT) programs at Cuyahoga Valley Joint Vocational School (Ohio) has increased steadily in recent years. At the school, more than 140 students with diagnosed disabilities are served within a continuum of options as follows: option 1, which entails total inclusion in the VT program with no adjustments to curriculum or specialized support services; options 2 and 3, which provide varying degrees of support personnel and/or curriculum adjustments to help disabled students achieve success in the VT program; and option 4, which is solely for disabled students. Especially in the case of options 2 and 3, the program is based on a team approach that includes input from a vocational evaluator, special needs trainer, vocational special education coordinator, vocational program instructor, the student, the student's parents, and sending district or home school personnel. Student progress is monitored by the program instructor, and interventions to solve academic, attendance, or behavioral problems that may develop are selected by the team. Students follow Individual Education Plans that may be adjusted when necessary. (Appended are transparency masters detailing the continuum of options for special education students and objectives for special needs students in regular vocational programming.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers: Cuyahoga Valley Joint Vocational School OH
Note: Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (Nashville, TN, December 4, 1993).