ERIC Number: ED072605
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jan
Reference Count: 0
State Agency Exchange; Services to the Mentally Retarded, Vocational Rehabilitation Involvement.
Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation, Washington, DC.; National Rehabilitation Association, Alexandria, VA.
Questionnaire responses were reported from 37 state vocational rehabilitation agencies, eight rehabilitation agencies for the blind, and vocational rehabilitation agencies in Guam and Puerto Rico which described what the agencies were doing in cooperation with state programs for the mentally retarded (MR). The first section of the questionnaire required respondents to list all programs for the mentally retarded with which the agency was concerned and to identify the extent of involvement, while the second section asked for a detailed description of one program which the agency considered effective or promising. The 39 general vocational rehabilitation agencies reported involvement in over 650 programs for MR individuals. Approximately one-third of such programs were connected with special education and local school systems, while the majority of the rest of the programs involved sheltered workshops or some other kind of rehabilitative facility. Data were reported on the amount of vocational rehabilitation funds expended for such programs, the number of vocational rehabilitation staff assigned to them, and the number of MR people served. The responses from individual agencies are included in addition to summaries of all reported data. (GW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation, Washington, DC.; National Rehabilitation Association, Alexandria, VA.