ERIC Number: ED350749
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Achievements and Challenges: A Five-Year Report on the Status of the National Supported Employment Initiative. FY 1986-1990.
This report presents results from a fiscal year 1990 survey of supported employment funding and implementation in state vocational rehabilitation (VR) systems, and a 5-year longitudinal analysis of the national supported employment initiative. The report is based on a survey of representatives from the vocational service provider agencies from the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Findings included the following: (1) for fiscal year 1990, state VR systems identified a total of 74,657 supported employment participants, of whom 41.4 percent were receiving time-limited services and 43,785 were receiving extended services; (2) persons with mental retardation and mental illness continue to be the primary groups involved in supported employment; (3) the overall supported employment program increased by 43.5 percent over fiscal year 1989 totals; and (4) 73.1 percent of all supported employment participants were in individual placement, 17.1 percent were in enclaves, and 8.6 percent were in mobile work crews. Other findings focus on severity of disabling condition, rehabilitated and nonrehabilitated closures, provider agencies, funding sources, hourly and weekly wages, annual program costs, achievements, and remaining challenges. Sixteen tables and 12 figures present statistical data. (Contains 17 references.) (JDD)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Employment Programs, Financial Support, Longitudinal Studies, Mental Disorders, Mental Retardation, National Surveys, Program Costs, Program Implementation, Severe Disabilities, State Programs, Supported Employment, Trend Analysis, Vocational Rehabilitation, Wages
Virginia Commonwealth University, Rehabilitation Research and Training Center, Box 2011, 1314 W. Main St., Richmond, VA 23284-2011 ($9.95).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Richmond. Rehabilitation Research and Training Center.