ERIC Number: ED265691
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Learning to Work: Transitioning Youth with Developmental Disabilities.
The paper describes Stepping Stones Growth Center, which prepared handicapped students for transition into competitive employment. The origins of the program and its emphasis on functional skill training are reviewed, followed by a description of three levels of services: a "ready" class stressing basic skills, a "set" class emphasizing motivational training, and a "go" class which focuses on job readiness and eventual job placement. Both janitorial/grounds maintenance and food preparation classes are described, as are such ongoing activities as mobility training, money management, time management, and assertiveness training. Additional information addresses a timeline for transition and an individualized education program checklist. Extensive appendices contain several evaluation forms, course outlines, and publicity materials, including a newsletter. (CL)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Developmental Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Employment, Job Skills, Program Development, Secondary Education, Transitional Programs, Vocational Education
Stepping Stones Growth Center, 1720 Adeline, Oakland, CA 94607 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration on Developmental Disabilities (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stepping Stones Growth Center, Oakland, CA.