ERIC Number: ED302017
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Valley Transitional School Project, Final Report, October 1, 1984-September 30, 1987.
Virginia State Dept. of Rehabilitation Services, Richmond.; Augusta County Schools, Staunton, VA.; Staunton City Public Schools, VA.; Waynesboro City Public Schools, VA.
The final report of the 3-year Valley Transitional School Project, serving Augusta, Staunton, and Waynesboro schools, all located in Augusta County, Virginia, contains information on the project accomplishments, population characteristics, evaluation activities, dissemination activities, replication, products developed, and conclusions and recommendations. The purpose of the project was to develop and validate a model which would assist school youth with severe disabilities to make the transition from school to employment, in the most competitive employment environment possible. Stressed were the following key elements: curriculum emphasis during the elementary years; systematic vocational training throughout the secondary years; effective work by cooperative interagency teams; parent, consumer, and employment involvement; and community and professional awareness and support of multiple employment options. Specific project accomplishments are listed for each of eight objectives including: developing and implementing a multi-agency comprehensive assessment model; providing a work experience for students to aid in the transition to employment; developing a community based curriculum; organizing a parent employer advisory group; developing an inservice training module for school personnel and developing an awareness module for parents and employers. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Rehabilitation Services, Richmond.; Augusta County Schools, Staunton, VA.; Staunton City Public Schools, VA.; Waynesboro City Public Schools, VA.
Note: Vector Industries also co-sponsored the project. For related document, see EC 211 815.