ERIC Number: ED341215
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Rehabilitation: Improved Federal Leadership Could Help States Focus Services on Those with Severe Handicaps. Testimony before the Subcommittee on Select Education, Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives.
This report summarizes testimony of Franklin Frazier, Director of Education and Employment Issues, the Human Resources Division of the Government Accounting Office, concerning the need for improved federal leadership in helping states utilize the "order of selection" provision (in the Rehabilitation Act of 1973) to provide rehabilitation services to those most severely handicapped. Review of state policies and actions found that: most states have not implemented order of selection; those states which have implemented order of selection find the procedure useful; and federal guidance and monitoring should be improved. The 11 states visited which were not using order of selection reported they could serve all eligible clients and thus didn't need to use the procedure. Other officials raised concerns that use of the procedure could significantly decrease the total number of people served. It is recommended that the Rehabilitation Services Administration be more active in helping states learn from each other and implement the procedure. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Div. of Human Resources.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Rehabilitation Act 1973