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ERIC Number: ED053847
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-May-20
Pages: 86
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Report from the Study Group on Vocational Rehabilitation of the Disabled Disadvantaged in a Rural Setting (Eighth Institute on Rehabilitation Services, St. Louis, Missouri, May 17-20, 1970).
Hutchinson, John D., Ed.
The narrative portion of Chapter I identifies the study population as "those disabled disadvantaged who reside in areas where there are limitations and a lack of accessibility to both medical and vocational diagnostic and treatment facilities, vocational training or school facilities, public and private social service agencies and personnel, and employment opportunities." Disability is defined as "a physical or mental condition which materially limits, contributes to limiting or, if not corrected, will probably result in limiting an individual's activities or functioning." As discussed in Chapter II, some of the major problems relevant to providing rehabilitation services to the rural disabled disadvantaged are administrative concerns such as limitations in staff, monies, and medical resources; agency shortages; lack of remedial services; paucity of on-the-job training opportunities; transportation and housing limitations; lack of educational and employment opportunities; and client and counselor attitudinal barriers. Chapter III discusses techniques in the delivery of services to the rural disabled; one such technique is utilization of existing agents and agencies within the rural setting: state agricultural extension services, state employment agencies, community action programs, Veterans' Administration, and public health departments. Among the selected projects and programs discussed are those attempting to overcome such barriers as transportation difficulties, lack of facilities and professional personnel, and isolation. References, selected readings, and an annotated bibliography are appended. (JB)
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Authoring Institution: Rehabilitation Services Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.