ERIC Number: ED373523
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Conversion: The Time Is NOW!
Inge, Katherine J., Ed.
RRTC, Spr 1994
This topical newsletter focuses on ways to convert segregated day programs for people with disabilities into community integrated employment programs. Individual sections cover: common "conversion" myths and appropriate responses; a national status report on conversion; Florida's innovative use of the Medicaid waiver to fund conversion; a consumer's view on employment; a blueprint for conversion (a four-step process for organizations); and barriers to successful conversion (contrasting a "disability focus" with an "ability focus"). Two books, one addressing vocational programs for students with severe disabilities and the other, addressing employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities, are discussed. (DB)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Employment Potential, Employment Programs, Program Development, Social Integration, Supported Employment, Vocational Rehabilitation
Virginia Commonwealth University, Rehabilitation Research and Training Center, P.O. Box 842011, Richmond, VA 23284-2011.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Richmond. Rehabilitation Research and Training Center.