ERIC Number: ED314930
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-May-5
Reference Count: N/A
An Examination of the Impact of Supported Employment on Our Nation's Citizens with Severe Disabilities. Special Report. Proceedings from the Annual Meeting of the President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities (1988).
Hanley-Maxwell, Cheryl, Ed.; Harley, Debra, Ed.
The purpose of this forum was to examine critical issues in the implementation of supported employment from a variety of perspectives and to provide recommendations for future improvement. Eight invited papers and discussions were organized into four topics: issues related to time-limited funding; disabilities other than mental retardation; support; and rehabilitation facilities and supported employment. Papers have the following titles and authors: "Supported Employment Issues Relating to Time-Limited Funding" (Paul Sale); "Beyond Title VI-C: Accessing SSA (Social Security Act) Funding Resources" (Claude Whitehead); "Supported Employment for Individuals with Disabilities Other than Mental Retardation" (Jay Buckley et al).); "Supported Competitive Employment for Persons with Head Injury: A Post-Employment Treatment Model" (Wendy Wood et al.); "A Descriptive Analysis of Reasons Why Supported Employees Separate from their Jobs" (Thomas Lagomarcino and Frank Rusch); "Job Opportunities Today and Tomorrow: Ensuring Career Choices, Mobility, and Employment Continuity" (Claude Whitehead); "Rehabilitation Facilities and Supported Employment" (Robert McDaniel); and "Challenging Choices for Vocational Rehabilitation Facilities: Response or Resistance to the Integrated Employment Initiatives" (Claude Whitehead). Three general and 31 specific recommendations resulted from the forum. The general recommendations include: (1) promote the continued development and implementation of supported employment services for people with severe disabilities; (2) promote the continued development and implementation of related placement and training techniques for people with disabilities who require vocational rehabilitation services other than supported employment; and (3) develop support systems necessary to promote a full array of employment and employment related services for people with disabilities through adequate funding, policies, and research methodology. The names and addresses of the members of the supported employment work group are appended. The papers cite a total of about 170 references. (DB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Rehabilitation Act 1973