ERIC Number: ED341212
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Rehabilitation Services in Independent Living Centers. Report from the Study Group. Annual Institute on Rehabilitation Issues (17th, Las Vegas, Nevada, October, 1990).
Thayer, Ted M.; Rice, B. Douglas
This report explores ramifications of vocational rehabilitation services being provided in independent living programs through tracing the development of disability rights and independent living movements from their inception to the present. Comparisons are drawn between the programmatic approaches of state rehabilitation agencies and independent living programs. A national study of the prevalence of vocational services in independent living programs was conducted. Model programs representing a variety of approaches are described. Specific chapters address the following topics: definitions; historical and legislative perspectives of the disability rights movement; implications of vocational rehabilitation for independent living; implications of independent living for vocational rehabilitation; current employment practices in independent living centers and independent living programs; model employment programs in independent living centers; and future directions and recommendations. Appendices include membership of the study group, the highlights of a report on Centers for Independent Living Programs, the Disabled People's Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence, a list of interview participants, and the survey instrument used. (DB)
Descriptors: Adults, Civil Liberties, Definitions, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Employment Patterns, Independent Living, Legislation, Program Development, Social History, Vocational Rehabilitation
Media & Publications Section, Hot Springs Rehabilitation Center, P.O. Box 1358, Hot Springs, AR 71902 ($12.50).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners; Administrators
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arkansas Univ., Fayetteville. Research and Training Center in Vocational Rehabilitation.