ERIC Number: ED358598
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Development, Implementation, and Validation of Supported Employment Model(s) for Traumatically Brain Injured Persons. Head Injury Re-entry Project (Project HIRe). Final Report.
Thomas, Dale F.; Menz, Fredrick E.
The final report of the Head Injury Re-entry Project (Project HIRe) describes activities of this 3-year (1987 to 1990) project, which used a "best practices" model approach and a community-based employment strategy with persons having traumatic brain injury (TBI) in nonurban areas. Among 15 project accomplishments are the following: (1) two conferences addressing TBI and community-based employment; (2) identification of critical issues; (3) dissemination of conference audiotapes, journal articles, and a book; (4) establishment of networks of persons with similar interests; (5) demonstration of the HIRe model at two replication sites; and (6) direct services to 27 individuals with TBI during the model demonstration. Persons served in Project HIRe had multiple physical disabilities in addition to the social, emotional, and cognitive problems caused by the TBI. Individual supported employment proved to be a viable option; however, removal of support services and project termination resulted in transfer from scattered sites to enclave sites where there were lower wages and less independence on the job. Recommendations focused on significant barriers to rural service delivery, particularly the need for a long-term funding stream to assure services necessary for sustaining people on jobs and the impact of low-incidence TBI on the quality of services available. Appendices include the instruments used for case management and program evaluation and a sample contract. (Contains 13 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Community Programs, Delivery Systems, Demonstration Programs, Employment Potential, Head Injuries, Information Dissemination, Models, Multiple Disabilities, Needs Assessment, Neurological Impairments, Physical Disabilities, Program Development, Program Implementation, Rural Areas, Supported Employment, Vocational Rehabilitation
University of Wisconsin-Stout, Publications Dept., School of Education and Human Service, Menomonie, WI 54751-0790 ($20.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ.-Stout, Menomonie. Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Inst.