ERIC Number: ED081980
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jul
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An Experiment in Reducing Chronic Unemployment among the Physically Handicapped, Final Report.
Rancho Los Amigos Hospital, Inc., Downey, CA.
The original purpose of this project was to demonstrate that the use of intensive counseling services in a hospital workshop along with work activity could provide a basis for easing chronic unemployment among the physically handicapped. Phase II, which this report covers, concentrated on the same objective, but broadened the scope of the project to include females and the more severely disabled. Phase II utilized four techniques to increase the employability of the enrollees: (1) using the workshop as well as other hospital stations to assess the enrollees' ability to compete for employment; (2) using paraprofessionals and former project graduates; (3) developing relationships between public and private agencies and the project; (4) using multiple counselor and videotape techniques. (Author)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Females, Personnel Evaluation, Physical Disabilities, Sheltered Workshops, Special Health Problems, Unemployment, Vocational Rehabilitation
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va. 22151 (PB-199 283, MF $1.45, HC $3.00)
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: Rancho Los Amigos Hospital, Inc., Downey, CA.