ERIC Number: ED265693
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Employability Project: The Employment of Persons with Developmental Disabilities.
The paper describes the efforts of Stepping Stones Growth Center, a vocational training organization which places persons with developmental disabilities into competitive employment. Two programs within Stepping Stones feature training for boat maintenance and janitorial and grounds maintenance. Placement preparation is described in terms of its four phases: (1) screening, interest inventories, counseling, readiness activities, application preparation; (2) employer targeting, interview techniques, job search activities; (3) individualized job search and placement; and (4) followup activities. The importance of work adjustment skills are noted. Appended materials include an eligibility requirement list, which covers such areas as mobility, hygiene, and social behavior, and a sample pre-employment questionnaire. (CL)
Descriptors: Adults, Developmental Disabilities, Employment, Job Placement, Job Skills, Vocational Adjustment, Young Adults
Stepping Stones Growth Center, 1720 Adeline, Oakland, CA 94607 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration on Developmental Disabilities (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stepping Stones Growth Center, Oakland, CA.
Note: For a related document, see EC 181 382.