ERIC Number: ED028450
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Educational and Vocational Rehabilitation of Disadvantaged Handicapped Youth.
Leshner, Saul S.; Snyderman, George S.
Some 276 handicapped and socially disadvantaged youth aged 16 to 18, who were likely to drop out of high school, received rehabilitation services from the Philadelphia Jewish Employment and Vocational Service (JEVS) and the Board of Education. The services included intense vocational and personal evaluation, work adjustment training, individual and group counseling, remediation, social services, job placement, follow-up, and special instructions in academic subjects. In addition to the services rendered by JEVS, an effort was made to identify the intellectual, personality, and cultural factors inhibiting adjustment to on-going school instructional programs, so that emphasis might be placed on helping the disadvantaged handicapped youth successfully accommodate to, and succeed in, school or job. Some 122 (69.1%) of the 276 youth were rehabilitated and helped to make a better adjustment in school, or get and hold jobs in the competitive labor market. (BP)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Jewish Employment and Vocational Service, Philadelphia, PA.