ERIC Number: ED063702
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Project D. E. A. F. Final Report.
Hairston, Ernest E.
Project D.E.A.F., its introduction and background, purpose, clientele, methodology, and activities, are described. Project D.E.A.F. was established by an expansion grant from the Rehabilitation Service Administration of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, in cooperation with the Ohio Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation for the purpose of expanding Goodwill Industries of Central Ohio's rehabilitation program by offering comprehensive vocational rehabilitation services to deaf and hard of hearing individuals (and those with multiple handicaps) who could not benefit sufficiently from services provided elsewhere. All clients must be at least 16 years of age. Of the 206 clients served from June 10, 1968, to April 6, 1971, 161 were white and 45 black, and 118 were males and 88 females. The majority of clients function on the first grade level and below. Vocational rehabilitation methodology is outlined. Aspects of the program discussed include methods of communication used, work evaluation, personal and work adjustment, group sessions, counseling, communication skills class, drivers' education class, recreation, advisory board, and staff. Project years 1968-69, 1969-70, and 1970-71 were summarized. It was concluded that the project was successful. (CB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Goodwill Industries of Central Ohio, Inc., Columbus.