ERIC Number: ED321475
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Three Years of Follow-Up of Mentally Retarded Youth: Stability and Change.
Gordon, Elizabeth; Goldbach, Robert L.
This paper presents annual findings of follow-up work with mentally retarded school completers begun in 1987. Information was gathered on each youth's current living and work situations, as well as job and training involvement throughout the year. Findings indicated widespread stability in the group, but little progress toward achieving real work goals. Most subjects were living with their parents/guardians. Competitive employment proved viable for many subjects, while supported work initiatives seemed to have had little effect in the area. Issues and service needs pertaining to these findings are also discussed. Contains 30 references. (PB)
Descriptors: Employment Level, High School Graduates, Job Placement, Job Skills, Job Training, Longitudinal Studies, Mental Retardation, Normalization (Handicapped), Place of Residence, Post High School Guidance, Residential Patterns, Supported Employment, Surveys, Young Adults
Health and Welfare Planning Association, 200 Ross St., 6th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 ($15.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Health and Welfare PLANNING Association, Pittsburgh, PA.
Note: Funded by a grant from the Edith L. Trees Charitable Trust.