ERIC Number: ED259524
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
General Papers and Studies Related to the Employment of Individuals with Mental Retardation.
Wehman, Paul, Ed.; Hill, Janet W., Ed.
Seven papers address the employment of individuals with mental retardation. The first cites nine values critical for employment programs, including opportunities in integrated settings and decent pay for meaningful work. The next paper offers a supported work program consisting of job placement, job-site training, ongoing assessment, and job retention. The model is then applied to demonstrate the ability of severely disabled mentally retarded persons to work competitively. Demographic data from a longitudinal examination of the supported work model over a 6-year period are presented. A summary follows of data regarding job separations of mentally retarded persons placed in competitive employment. A systems approach to program evaluation of the supported work model is described with outcomes at the systems level (benefit cost analysis), service delivery level (a program efficiency index), and participant level (time employed first year in labor market). The final paper describes a model for improving employment services to persons with severe disabilities using existing state and local financial and personnel resources. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Richmond. Rehabilitation Research and Training Center.
Note: Section I of: Competitive Employment for Persons with Mental Retardation: From Research to Practice. Volume I (EC 180 259).