ERIC Number: ED296502
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
STEPS Handbook: Successful Transition to Employment for People with Special Needs.
Cain, Darlene; And Others
The guide describes the STEPS program: Successful Transition to Employment for People with Special needs. Step I begins as a prevocational curriculum in the ninth grade, with students doing hands-on tasks in the classroom and school environment, while receiving related classroom instruction. Step II provides a continuation of activities in Step I and adds optional referral to the Division of Rehabilitation Services, work evaluations, vocational assessments, and part-time community work experience. Step III introduces training for future employment and beginning work experience, such as chores at home, jobs around the school, and volunteer work. Some 11th and 12th graders may also be ready for the vocational training offered at the county career centers. Work study and summer youth programs are additional alternatives for older students. Step IV, "Maintaining Employment," is typically reached in the twelfth grade. This final step provides job training and work evaluation through incorporating all previous steps: preparing for employment, vocational skills assessment, training, and beginning work experience. The guide also includes suggestions for parents in assisting their child's transition from school to work, jobs typically available for disabled students, common mistakes made by young people in beginning their job search, and parent, student, and teacher checklists. (JW)
Descriptors: Daily Living Skills, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Employment Potential, Job Skills, Normalization (Handicapped), Prevocational Education, Secondary Education, Vocational Adjustment, Vocational Evaluation, Vocational Rehabilitation, Work Experience, Work Study Programs, Youth Opportunities
Dr. J. M. Saulson, Gwinnett county Public Schools, 52 Gwinnett Dr., Lawrenceville, GA 30245.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Students; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Gwinnett County Schools, GA.
Note: Prepared by the Special Education Department. For a related document, see EC 210 265.