ERIC Number: ED254014
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Models of Exemplary Practices in Coordinating Special Education and Vocational Rehabilitation Services. Project Summary.
Russell (Harold) and Associates, Inc., Waltham, MA.
The paper reviews trends in coordinated vocational programs for disabled youth and describes features of nine exemplary programs that coordinate special education and vocational rehabilitation services. Trends noted include emphasis on participation by handicapped students in vocational rehabilitation, inclusion of work experience programs in many cooperative programs, development of supported work programs to meet the needs of the severely handicapped, increase involvement of schools in vocational assessment activities, the identification of Supplemental Security Income as a disincentive to handicapped student participation in vocational programming, increased contact with vocational rehabilitation by schools, existence of a fear that the "Back to Basics" movement may threaten vocational programing for handicapped students. Each of the nine model programs are summarized in chart form with information on title, location, type of initiative (state or local), significant characteristics, and examples of staff position used. (CL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Handicapped Research (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Russell (Harold) and Associates, Inc., Waltham, MA.