ERIC Number: ED261228
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Food Services Employment of Physically Handicapped. Final Report 1984-85.
United Cerebral Palsy of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, Long Branch, NJ.
A project was undertaken to create a training program to prepare individuals with cerebral palsy for employment in various food service situations. A project advisory committee, which consisted of representatives of corporate business, public institution restaurants, catering services, and staff of an agency serving clients suffering from cerebral palsy, was formed to oversee the project. After identifying various specific types of jobs in the food service industry, project staff completed a task analysis of the specific components of various food service jobs and researched alternative curricula for training food service workers. Appropriate curricula were identified and modified, and an evaluation process for screening and selecting appropriate students for the training was developed. Twenty clients were selected to participate in a two-month trial internship program in which they would receive supervised, practical experience in the food service industry. The trial food services program was supervised by a certified home economics instructor who was assisted by a transdisciplinary team, which consisted of physical, occupational, and speech therapists, an adult basic education instructor, and a vocational counselor. (Appendixes to this report include an analysis of the tasks typically performed by food service workers, a course outline, and a program statistics sheet.) (MN)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Adult Education, Adult Programs, Advisory Committees, Cerebral Palsy, Cooperative Planning, Curriculum Development, Educational Cooperation, Evaluation Criteria, Food Service, Internship Programs, Job Analysis, Job Training, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Needs Assessment, Occupational Home Economics, Physical Disabilities, Postsecondary Education, Program Content, School Business Relationship, Special Education, Student Evaluation, Task Analysis, Team Teaching, Work Attitudes, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Vocational Education and Career Preparation.
Authoring Institution: United Cerebral Palsy of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, Long Branch, NJ.