ERIC Number: ED395440
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
All Means All: Including Students from Special Populations in School to Work Programs.
Kellogg, Ann, Ed.
This resource guide assists Wisconsin educators in successfully including students with disabilities in school-to-work activities with appropriate support services. Section 1 provides an overview of the School to Work Opportunities Act and Wisconsin's state plan for developing a comprehensive school-to-work system integrated with federal efforts such as the Goals 2000 program and the Educate America Act. Section 2 provides information on special populations including legal definitions from various major federal laws and transition follow-up data from national and Wisconsin sources. Section 3 considers strategies for inclusion and covers vocational assessment practices, educational accommodations, vocational education provisions, and gender equity. Section 4 focuses on linking school-to-work efforts with existing human resources in a variety of related programs in Wisconsin. Section 5 reviews legislation and court litigation related to school-to-work program accessibility such as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Section 6 provides additional resources such as an article on how adults with learning disabilities define learning disabilities, a report on the needs of minorities with disabilities, and information on the role of employers. (DB)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Accessibility (for Disabled), Agency Cooperation, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Educational Legislation, Educational Objectives, Federal Legislation, Inclusive Schools, Learning Disabilities, Minority Groups, Secondary Education, State Programs, Transitional Programs, Vocational Education, Vocational Rehabilitation
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Div. of Vocational Rehabilitation, Madison.; Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Identifiers: School to Work Opportunities Act 1994; Wisconsin