ERIC Number: ED340856
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
A Vision of Excellence. The National Search for Excellence Awards in Rehabilitation
J.M. Foundation, New York, NY.
This publication provides information on 1989 winners of the Search for Excellence award for outstanding vocational service programs for people with disabilities. A history and description of the search appears first. A winner and two finalists are described in each of four categories. An introduction to each category discusses typical applicant programs and outlines the assessment methodology (measures of excellence and weighted values). The categories, winners, and finalists are as follows: (1) community-based work services--University of North Carolina Division TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication handicapped CHildren), Association for Retarded Citizens/New Jersey, and Easter Seal Society of Maryland; (2) employability development--Goodwill Industries of Central Florida, Indian River Community College (Florida), and Jewish Vocational Services (Florida); (3) facility-based work services--Henderson Division of Opportunity Village Association for Retarded Citizens (Nevada), THE CENTER for the Rehabilitation and Training of Persons with Disabilities (Illinois), and Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries Rehabilitation Center; and (4) work hardening--Schwab Rehabilitation Center (Illinois), J. Leonard Camera Industrial Rehabilitation Center (Ohio), and St. Elizabeth Hospital (Wisconsin). A list of winners and finalists from 1986-90, with addresses and telephone numbers, is appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Awards, Community Colleges, Community Programs, Demonstration Programs, Disabilities, Employment Potential, Employment Services, Injuries, Job Placement, Job Skills, Normalization (Handicapped), Program Descriptions, Sheltered Workshops, Supported Employment, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Rehabilitation
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: J.M. Foundation, New York, NY.