ERIC Number: ED258376
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Opportunities After High School for Persons Who Are Severely Handicapped.
Caparosa, Carol A.
The paper, intended for parents and families of severely handicapped persons as well as for service providers and others, examines postsecondary opportunities for severely handicapped persons. A review of the legal background (primarily P.L. 94-142--the Education for All Handicapped Children Act--and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973) is followed by a discussion of the definition of severe handicaps. Opportunities are summarized according to vocational (adult day programs and supported employment), educational (community college and adult education), recreation/leisure (including Special Olympics and local community recreation and parks departments), and residential opportunities (such as group homes with 24-hour supervision and semi-independent living situations). A note on future directions emphasizes the importance of coordination at local, state, and national levels. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. HEATH Resource Center.