ERIC Number: ED309274
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Understanding Community Based Employment and Follow-Up Services.
Botterbusch, Karl F.
This publication reviews current literature in community-based employment. It offers rehabilitation facilities and other programs a practical book on how to provide long-term follow-up services in a variety of settings and using a variety of models. Section I is a limited review of current literature on transition employment and supported work in general and on providing follow-up services in particular. Chapters 1 and 2 define and describe the train-place and place-train models for providing rehabilitation services and variations of the place-train model. Chapter 3 deals with assessment of the worker before and during placement and training processes. Chapter 4 presents reasons why long-term follow-up services are a vital component of supported employment programs. Chapter 5 offers specific methods and procedures to increase the effectiveness of follow-up services. Section II describes four programs offering integrated follow-up services. They illustrate exemplary work programs within different settings: supported work services to persons who are mentally retarded in an urban setting, to persons who are mentally ill in an urban setting, and in a small rural facility serving mainly developmentally disabled persons and transition programs within a community college serving small city and rural areas. The document concludes with 84 references. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Developmental Disabilities, Disabilities, Employment Services, Followup Studies, Job Placement, Job Training, Literature Reviews, Mental Disorders, Mental Retardation, Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Secondary Education, Success, Vocational Evaluation, Vocational Rehabilitation
Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI 54751.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ.-Stout, Menomonie. Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Inst.