ERIC Number: ED322659
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Supported Employment Implementation Issues. A Summary of Discussions from the VCU RRTC-Employment Network Issues Forum: Future Directions for Supported Employment.
Barcus, Michael, Ed.; And Others
This monograph aims to provide a blueprint for: (1) expanded supported employment implementation for individuals with disabilities; and (2) improvement in service delivery practices. It contains edited summaries of the discussions of five working groups from a major forum on national supported employment issues which was convened in Williamsburg, Virginia, in May 1988. The five working groups covered: systems change/conversion, integration and empowerment, in-state economic development and marketing, long-term funding, and technical assistance and staff development. Each working group identified issues relevant to its topic; identified components of each issue; and specified progress, resources, and challenges related to the issues. An introductory paper describes how the issues forum was designed and how topical areas and formats were determined. A concluding paper notes that the issues forum marked a change in expectations from beginning a social change initiative to extending the reality of integrated jobs with long-term support to all persons with severe disabilities. (JDD)
Descriptors: Adults, Delivery Systems, Economic Development, Financial Support, Marketing, Program Development, Program Implementation, Program Improvement, Severe Disabilities, Social Integration, Staff Development, Supported Employment, Systems Development, Technical Assistance
Virginia Commonwealth University, Rehabilitation Research and Training Center, 1314 West Main St., VCU Box 2011, Richmond, VA 23284-2011 ($13.95).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Richmond. Rehabilitation Research and Training Center.; Oregon Univ., Eugene. Employment Network.