ERIC Number: ED394236
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
The Road to Work: An Introduction to Vocational Rehabilitation. A Booklet for Youth and Adults with Disabilities, Family Members and Advocates.
McDonald, Shauna; And Others
This booklet for Minnesota young people with disabilities and their families is intended to explain vocational rehabilitation services required under the Rehabilitation Act as amended in 1992. The first section considers eligibility for vocational rehabilitation, the role of state agencies, the application process, and assessment. The next section describes the Individualized Written Rehabilitation Program (IWRP), which identifies job goals and needed services, and discusses rehabilitation technology and supported employment. The third section is on financial factors, including determination of "comparable benefits" and consumer financial participation. Next, the rehabilitation appeals procedure is detailed. A question-and-answer format addresses transition issues, such as transition services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, vocational rehabilitation and transition, and self-advocacy. Finally, the main features of the Americans with Disabilities Act are identified and suggestions for making vocational rehabilitation work for the individual are offered. Appendices provide a history of legislation affecting people with disabilities, supported employment definitions, and vocational rehabilitation appeals procedures. (DB)
Descriptors: Civil Rights Legislation, Disabilities, Due Process, Education Work Relationship, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Self Advocacy, State Programs, Supported Employment, Transitional Programs, Vocational Evaluation, Vocational Rehabilitation
PACER Center, 4826 Chicago Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN 55417-1098 ($8; quantity discount available).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Parents; Students
Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: PACER Center, Inc., Minneapolis, MN.
Identifiers: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Individualized Written Rehabilitation Programs; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Minnesota; Rehabilitation Act Amendments 1992