ERIC Number: ED370315
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Supported Employment: A Step-by-Step Guide.
This booklet is intended for individuals with disabilities, their families, friends, and advocates who are interested in supported employment. It begins with a description of the system that provides supported employment, explaining that vocational rehabilitation agencies and social services agencies "buy" supported employment services from direct service agencies. The booklet outlines procedures for requesting services and procedures for determining which services are appropriate, and notes the role of the vocational assessment. It gives tips on obtaining or improving services through career planning, job development, employment support, and integration. The booklet also explains how to obtain supported employment for one person or for many. A section on advocating for an individual points out that individuals should ask both vocational rehabilitation and social services agencies for supported employment, lists questions to ask, and lists strategies for developing effective working relationships. A section on advocating for a community contends that joining with other persons to advocate for systems change may be effective in obtaining supported employment services. It discusses steps involved, including finding persons with similar goals, creating a group, choosing a goal, gathering information, making connections, selecting a strategy, guiding a group, and focusing efforts. (JDD)
Descriptors: Adults, Advocacy, Agency Role, Change Strategies, Community Programs, Disabilities, Employment Programs, Program Development, Public Agencies, Social Services, Supported Employment, Vocational Rehabilitation
PACER Center 4826 Chicago Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN 55417-1098 ($8 includes postage and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Minnesota State Dept. of Jobs and Training, St. Paul. Div. of Rehabilitation Services.
Authoring Institution: PACER Center, Inc., Minneapolis, MN.