ERIC Number: ED273084
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-May
Reference Count: 0
The Transition to Work and Independence for Youth with Disabilities. A Report of the Mary E. Switzer Memorial Seminar (10th, Washington, DC, November 13-15, 1985).
Perlman, Leonard G., Ed.; Austin, Gary F., Ed.
Six papers prepared for presentations at the 10th Mary E. Switzer Memorial Seminar focus on topics related to transition from school to work and independence for disabled youth. Each paper concludes with excerpts of reviews and comments, followed by recommendations which are presented to further stimulate thinking, discussion, and action. The following authors and titles are included: "An Historical Background of Transitional Employment Programs and a Perspective on the Future" (M. Tooman); "Facing New Challenges with Old Strategies: Needed Reform in Managing Adult Services for Disabled Citizens" (R. Bruninks, K. Lakin, and B. Hill); "Public Policies Affecting Transition from School to Independence: Removing the Barriers" (R. Conley); "Costs and Other Economic Considerations in Transition Programming" (D. Hanks); "Families in the Transition Process: Important Partners" (B. Mendelsohn and J. Mendelsohn); and "Employment: A Vital Process in Transitions" (W. Kiernan). The monograph concludes with three special papers: "A Transition Initiative: Horticulture Hiring the Disabled" (C. Richman); "Federal Activities to Improve the Transition from School to Adult Services" (J. Elder); and "Some Thoughts on Transition: A Current Appraisal" (E. Martin). (JW)
Descriptors: Community Services, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Futures (of Society), Interpersonal Competence, Models, Postsecondary Education, Program Costs, Public Policy, Rehabilitation, Secondary Education, Transitional Programs
National Rehabilitation Association, 633 South Washington St., Alexandria, VA 22314 ($15.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Rehabilitation Association, Alexandria, VA.