ERIC Number: ED072565
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
About Jobs and Mentally Retarded People.
President's Committee on Employment of the Handicapped, Washington, DC.; National Association for Retarded Children, New York, NY.
The booklet is intended to convey an understanding of the world of work and of preparation for work by the mentally retarded. Some reasons for working, other than the obvious economic one, are explained. It is emphasized that all jobs, skilled or not, can be performed with dignity. Summarized are types of evaluation which can help one find the right kind of job for him and types of preparation for work. Vocational rehabilitation is explained in terms of who can get it, what it consists of, and whether it works. Mentioned are several sources of help in job-hunting and some employers who have specific programs and policies giving an equal break to mentally retarded people who can do the job. A directory lists contacts in each state which could be helpful in securing employment for the mentally retarded: Governor's Committees, State Associations for Retarded Children, State Vocational Rehabilitation Offices, State Employment Security Offices, and Federal Job Information Centers. (KW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: President's Committee on Employment of the Handicapped, Washington, DC.; National Association for Retarded Children, New York, NY.