ERIC Number: ED306746
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Oct
Supported Employment: A Survey of Current Activities and Issues Identified by State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies in the United States.
Rehabilitation Services Administration (ED), Washington, DC.
State vocational rehabilitation agencies were surveyed to determine the extent of interagency development of supported employment (SEMP) alternatives, and 76 of 83 agencies responded. Survey results are categorized as follows: definitions of supported employment, numbers of existing programs, types of vendors, need for revised standards or fees for services, cooperative agreements describing SEMP roles and responsibilities, methodologies developed using cooperative provision of services or funding, vocational rehabilitation (VR) agency participation in follow-along support services, proposed VR agency's role in SEMP, tracking systems to be developed and types of data to be collected, barriers to SEMP, training/technical assistance resources and needs, etc. Individual survey responses by region and state are summarized in an attachment to the report comprising the bulk of the document. For each responding agency, the following categories of information are spelled out: estimated number of disabled persons that might benefit from SEMP, development of SEMP alternatives in the state, important SEMP development activities, short- and long-range plans, other agencies with which VR coordinates SEMP, and role of each major agency. Other appendices contain interagency agreements, vendor guidelines, concept papers, or assessment guides representing the following states: South Carolina, Nevada, Virginia, Michigan, Wisconsin, Utah, Washington, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Minnesota, Colorado, and Oregon. (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rehabilitation Services Administration (ED), Washington, DC.