ERIC Number: ED308666
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
Position Paper: Effective Transition Programming for Severely Handicapped Individuals. Working Paper 87-1. COMPETE: Community-Based Model for Public-School Exit and Transition to Employment.
Dever, Richard B.; Easterday, Joseph R.
This paper is a product of Project COMPETE, a service demonstration project undertaken for the purpose of developing and validating a model and training sequence to improve transition services for moderately, severely, and profoundly retarded youth. The paper examines the need for cooperative programming across agencies serving this population and proposes directions for effective and comprehensive transition programming. Problems in current programming practices include lack of coordination across programs, lack of appropriate goals, and lack of focus on instructional needs of learners. Better programming requires: (1) goal and objective specification; (2) interagency cooperation and planning; (3) cooperative training of staff; and (4) consumer involvement and marketing strategies. Stressed throughout is the importance of training--training individuals with severe handicaps, training direct service personnel, training supervisory staff, and training community employers. (DB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Indiana State Dept. of Mental Health, Indianapolis.; Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Center for Innovation in Teaching the Handicapped.
Note: For related documents, see EC 220 524-535.