ERIC Number: ED260241
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Extending Horizons: Employers as Partners. Research and Development Series No. 257E.
McKinney, Lorella A.; West, Catherine
This companion document designed to provide employers with basic information, understanding, and facts regarding the employment capabilities of handicapped persons; five other companion documents; and an inservice guide comprise a series developed for assisting disabled persons in their transition from school to work. An introduction presents information regarding common misconceptions held by society relative to employment of the handicapped, legislation affecting the employment of handicapped individuals, and hiring of handicapped workers. The next section provides an overview of these handicapping conditions: blindness/visual impairment, deafness/hearing impairment, orthopedic impairment (multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy), mental retardation, learning disabilities, and other health impairments (epilepsy, mental illness). Three other brief sections address supervising handicapped employees, architectural needs/criteria, and work station adaptation. A bibliography concludes the document. (YLB)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Design Requirements, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Employment Practices, Hearing Impairments, Job Placement, Learning Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Physical Disabilities, Postsecondary Education, Resource Staff, School Community Relationship, Secondary Education, Social Support Groups, Special Education, Supervisory Methods, Team Training, Visual Impairments, Vocational Education
National Center Publications, Box F, National Center for Research in Vocational Education, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1090 (RD257E--$2.75).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.