ERIC Number: ED346702
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Critical Issues in Supported Employment.
Petty, Debra Martin; And Others
This report presents results of focus groups which addressed critical issues identified by a Tennessee study as creating the greatest barriers to the expansion of quality supported employment for persons with disabilities. After an initial introduction, a section explains the interagency Tennessee Initiative on Employment (TIE) in which 20 agencies and organizations are demonstrating integrated employment for persons with developmental disabilities. Facts and statistics about Tennessee's supported employment program are summarized next. Results of the focus groups (of parents, advocates, consumers, employers, and service providers) are then summarized for the three critical areas: (1) building consensus and participation in supported employment; (2) establishing long-term funding for supported employment; and (3) developing supported employment opportunities across disabilities (including individuals with the most severe disabilities). Presented in chart form is the TIE Action Plan for promotion of integrated employment for persons with severe disabilities. This chart identifies objectives and strategies, tactics, the parties involved, and a time frame. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Tennessee State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council, Nashville.
Authoring Institution: Tennessee Univ., Memphis. University Affiliated Program.
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee