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ERIC Number: ED187394
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Building Linkages with the Rehabilitation Agency: Development and Implementation of a Model Program.
Porter, Margaret E.; Varty, James
In order to better serve a growing number of handicapped students, Macomb County Community College (MCCC) initiated a formalized program of cooperation with the Bureau of Rehabilitation, an agency of the Michigan Department of Education. The need for this program was initially revealed in a study of services to handicapped students which demonstrated: (1) a marked lack of cooperation between outside agencies and the units within the college which served handicapped students; (2) a lack of understanding on the part of faculty towards the needs of handicapped students and a parallel lack of knowledge about college programs on the part of rehabilitation personnel; and (3) a tendency to view handicapped persons as a homogeneous group rather than as individuals. To correct these problems, MCCC and the Bureau of Rehabilitation instituted an articulation process which, under the direction of liaison personnel from both agencies, utilizes a written form and standardized procedures for the referral of handicapped students and a waiver/release form which allows counselors to share appropriate information about their clients. Additionally, the cooperative program provides for in-service activities involving students, faculty, and agency personnel in cooperative efforts, which, for example, have developed models for the delivery of services to those with hearing, visual, or mobility limitations. (JP)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference on the Disabled Student on American Campuses