ERIC Number: ED113662
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-May
Reference Count: 0
Rehabilitation of the Severely Disabled. Eleventh Institute on Rehabilitation Services. A Training Resource.
West Virginia Univ., Morgantown. Regional Rehabilitation Research and Training Center.
One of the significant results of the 92nd and 93rd Congresses was the statement in the Conference Report: H.R. 8395 clarifying the roles to be played by the federal state grant-in-aid program for vocational rehabilitation. The Conference Report states that the order of selection be modified to require serving first those individuals with the most severe handicaps. The severely disabled and the severely handicapped populations should be the first priority of vocational rehabilitation programs. The challenge is to find means to pursue the objective in ways that work. This publication attempts to describe an intense program of vocational rehabilitation services in which time, money, and effort are spent in ascertaining what reasonably can be expected to improve the severely disabled and severely handicapped's ability to live independently and function within a vocational setting. It is intended to provide a practical training guide that will be helpful in the development of programs and for the provision of services to the severely disabled. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: West Virginia Univ., Morgantown. Regional Rehabilitation Research and Training Center.
Note: Paper presented at the Institute on Rehabilitation Services (11th, New Orleans, Louisiana, May 20-23, 1973)