ERIC Number: ED072601
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Nov
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Prevocational and Vocational Training of Trainable Mentally Retarded Youth in Sheltered Workshops Established by Local Educational Agencies.
Gehm, Fred O., Ed.
Presented are the proceedings of a special study institute whose primary purpose was to acquaint leaders in special education with the prevocational and vocational training of trainable mentally retarded (TMR) adolescents and young adults in sheltered workshops. Institute workshops are said to have considered the following topics: prevocational training in behavior, safety, work habits, and independence; the role of the New York Office of Vocational Rehabilitation in relation to the general population, schools, and workshops; the role of the voluntary agency; realistic training for TMR youths in sheltered workshops; the chronology of events which led to workshops; and advantages of the sheltered workshop in a local school facility. It is concluded that a variety of approaches and programs are equally successful in the vocational placement of the TMR individual, and that higher governmental priority for vocational programs for the retarded is to be encouraged. (DB)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Suffolk County Board of Cooperative Educational Services 3, Dix Hills, NY.; New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau for Mentally Handicapped Children.
Identifiers - Location: New York