ERIC Number: ED218864
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Training and Placement of Severely Disabled Persons. Project Employability--Volume III.
Wehman, Paul, Ed.; Hill, Mark, Ed.
The document contains nine papers reporting the effectiveness of Project Employability, a program to demonstrate and evaluate a training model providing job site training, advocacy, and long term followup for severely disabled individuals. In "Job Placement and Follow-Up of Moderately and Severely Handicapped Individuals--An Update After Three Years," P. Wehman, et al. describe results of a 3 year job placement project in Virginia which served 63 clients. Among findings reported in "Cost Benefit Analysis of Placing Moderately and Severely Handicapped Individuals into Competitive Employment" (M. Hill, P. Wehman) is that in less than 3 years the efforts of Project Employability have returned funds to the tax base. "Disincentives to Employment in the Disability Benefit Program" (W. Revell, Jr.) reviews and analyzes the supplemental social security income system for severely disabled individuals. "The Job Placement Process--Implications for Severely Disabled Individuals" is the topic of a paper by P. Goodall, et al. Another paper by M. Hill, et al. titled "Considerations for Replication of a Job Placement Program for Severely Disabled Persons" offers a list of guidelines and criteria for evaluating the viability of a program and its location for competitive employment. Problems which interfere with potential employability are considered in "Facilitating Employment for Moderately and Severely Handicapped Youth--Overcoming Problems in Secondary Programs" (P. Wehman, et al.). A case study of two moderately retarded adults in a social interaction training program is presented in "Improving the Social Interactions between Moderately Retarded and Nonretarded Coworkers--A Pilot Study" by J. Stanford and P. Wehman. An eighth paper (by M. Hill, et al.) describes "Strategies in the Follow-Up of Moderately and Severely Handicapped Competitively Employed Workers." Results culled from 239 supervisor evaluation forms are reported in the final paper--"A Three Year Analysis of Supervisor Evaluations of Moderately and Severely Handicapped Workers" by M. Hill and B. Bruff. (SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Richmond. School of Education.