ERIC Number: ED076855
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May
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A Project to Determine the Employability of Epileptics. Final Report.
EPI-HAB Phoenix, Inc., AZ.
A demonstration project (1958-1961) was conducted to establish that a self-sustaining workshop for epileptics can maintain itself competitively and be a viable rehabilitative setting for the epileptic midway between one employable in private industry and one employable only in a sheltered workshop. An EPI-HAB project in Phoenix, Arizona, successfully employed 140 epileptics. Significant findings were: high equality epileptic workmanship can be achieved through proper training; proper training actually improves self-confidence and reduces seizures; entrance into private industry is most assured when initiated by epileptic. Abundant financial tables and time lost data substantiate the project's conclusions. (Author)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Demonstration Programs, Employment Potential, Epilepsy, Job Training, Labor Utilization, Physical Disabilities, Program Descriptions, Sheltered Workshops, Skilled Workers, Vocational Rehabilitation
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va. 22151 (PB-214 225, MF $1.45, HC $3.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC. Div. of Research and Demonstration Grants.
Authoring Institution: EPI-HAB Phoenix, Inc., AZ.