ERIC Number: ED078120
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Vocational Rehabilitation for Disabled Public Assistance Clients: A Follow up Study of Four Projects.
Grigg, Charles M.; And Others
The present report is a follow up study of disabled public assistance clients in four States. It attempts to evaluate the effects of cooperative efforts--between personnel of Vocational Rehabilitation and the Division of Family Services--to intervene in the poverty/dependence cycle of selected disabled welfare applicants and/or recipients. Between the years of 1963 and 1967 the Federal office of Vocational Rehabilitation provided funding for a total of 27 Research and Demonstration projects for the purpose of exploring ways and means for vocationally rehabilitating disabled welfare recipients and/or applicants. The major or primary goal of each project--and this is perhaps worth emphasizing--was to intervene in the poverty/dependence cycle characterizing many recipients of public assistance and, by provision of intensive health and rehabilitative services, to enable them to embark on economically independent and productive careers. Active participation in the country's labor market and consequent independence from public assistance grants were primary project goals--and thus among the primary evaluative criteria of the projects' effects. A second goal of the projects was to complete and analyze project data on the recipients and on the kinds, results, and costs of services provided to them. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Vocational Rehabilitation Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Inst. for Social Research.