ERIC Number: ED218405
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Delivery of Rehabilitation Services to Inner City Non-Whites (Report from the Study Group on). Eighth Institute on Rehabilitation Issues.
Wisconsin Univ.-Stout, Menomonie. Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Inst.
This is the report of a study undertaken by the Institute of Rehabilitation Issues to identify unique problems in rehabilitation services delivery to inner city nonwhite clients. Chapter 1 reviews the literature on vocational rehabilitation for people with mental and physical disabilities and points out the lack of research on nonwhite, lower class populations. In Chapter 2, the nature of support systems are defined, and ways that vocational professionals can serve as resources in utilizing community support systems and improving services to inner city nonwhite clients are suggested. The third chapter of the report discusses problems in the delivery of services to the severely disabled in urban areas, including bureaucratic factors and cultural differences between counselors and clients. Chapter 4 examines regulatory and programmatic requirements within Federal and State programs that serve as disincentives to the successful rehabilitation of disabled clients. The fifth and final chapter focuses on the lack of public understanding of vocational rehabilitation programs and discusses what might be done to improve public awareness. Appended to the report are the text of a cooperative agreement between one community center and a vocational rehabilitation program and a guide to planning and evaluation for identifying and recruiting priority clients. (GC)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Handicapped Research (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ.-Stout, Menomonie. Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Inst.