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ERIC Number: ED085490
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jun-3
Pages: 12
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Investigating the Twenty Year Lag in the Vocational Rehabilitation Process.
Lowitt, Julian
In the rehabilitation workshop there is insufficient attention to job development oriented to the current and future needs of industry. Many types of work which were done in vocational workshops in contract from industrial firms are now done by automation. Semiskilled labor is thus in diminished demand. There is a twenty year lag in the industrial image of vocational rehabilitation workshops. They do not reflect the vast technological changes or mirror the way people earn their living. Single workshops lack the resources and capabilities for coping with the situation. What is needed is a unified and coordinated effort to develop a model workshop of the future. A centralized computer and automated business service center could be used to train clients and perform supportive tasks for other facilities. Other processes which could supplement work now being done include microfilming, small appliance repair, electronic circuitry assembly, medical equipment production, plastic extrusion and molding, and precision testing laboratories. Changes must be made so that the disabled may realize their full potential in a changing economic and social order. (MS)
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Note: Paper presented at the International Association of Rehabilitation Facilities Conference (4th, Miami Beach, June 3 through 6, 1973)