ERIC Number: ED318142
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Guide to Rehabilitation Services and Self-Advocacy Manual. Client Assistance Project.
This guide, which gives an overview of federally funded vocational rehabilitation programs available in New Mexico, was developed for clients and potential clients of vocational rehabilitation services. Written in a simple and clear manner, the manual outlines the goals of rehabilitation: independence, self-management, self-advocacy, and employment. It describes the five agencies established under the provisions of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973: Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Commission for the Blind, New Vistas Independent Living Center, Projects with Industry, and the Client Assistance Program. Eligibility requirements are outlined for each agency. Guidelines are offered for appealing the eligibility determination, planning the rehabilitation program, acquiring independent living services, and working well with counselors. Clients are encouraged to become self-advocates, and checklists are provided to enable clients to assess their need for learning independent living skills and job skills. Also discussed are client rights and responsibilities, record-keeping, and social skills. A worksheet is provided to help clients work through problems, and problem-solving services of the Client Assistance Program are noted. (JDD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Protection and Advocacy System, Albuquerque, NM.
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico