ERIC Number: ED323409
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
The J.M. Foundation 1986 National Awards for Excellence in Vocational Programs.
J.M. Foundation, New York, NY.
This document explains the process by which the J. M. Foundation selected vocational programs for the disabled that would be designated as "excellent" and describes the programs selected. Applications for the designation were evaluated on benefits to clients, program productivity, client severity, and the quality of materials included with the applications. In the community-based supported work category, the award winner was THE CENTER for the Rehabilitation and Training of the Disabled, Chicago. In the facility-based work adjustment category, the award winner was the Goodwill Industries of Broward County, Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In the long-term sheltered employment category, the award winner was the Opportunity Center, Inc., Wilmington, Delaware. In the Occupational Skill Training category, the award winner was Rise, Inc., Spring Lake Park, Minnesota. Finalists for awards were as follows: Individual Development Center, Wichita Falls, Texas; PACE Training and Evaluation Center, Inc., Star City, West Virginia; Washington County Mental Health Services, Inc., Barre, Vermont; Laurel Hill Center, Eugene, Oregon; Tri-County Industries, Inc., Rocky Mount, North Carolina; Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc., North Fort Meyers; St. Paul Rehabilitation Center, Inc., Minnesota; Abilities, Inc. of Florida Rehabilitation Center, Clearwater; and International Center for the Disabled, New York City. The document concludes with a summary of significant findings from the exemplary programs. (CML)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: J.M. Foundation, New York, NY.
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