ERIC Number: ED373525
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Designing Community-Based Vocational Programs for Students with Severe Disabilities. Vocational Options Project.
Inge, Katherine J., Ed.; Wehman, Paul, Ed.
This manual presents six papers on the design of community-based employment programs for students with severe disabilities. The first paper is "Community-Based Vocational Preparation for Students with Severe Disabilities: Designing the Process" by Katherine J. Inge et al. This paper details a five-step process for designing such a program. The second paper is also by Katherine J. Inge et al. and is titled "Community-Based Vocational Instruction and the Labor Laws: A 1993 Update." It includes frequently asked questions about the Fair Labor Standards Act and case study examples to help interpret the guidelines. The third paper, by Katherine J. Inge and Stacy Dymond, is "Challenging Behaviors in the Work Place: Increasing One Student's Access to Community-Based Vocational Instruction Using a Changing Criterion Design." The fourth paper, "Supported Employment for School-Age Students with Severe Disabilities: Issues and Applications" by Stacy Dymond et al, uses a case study of one student in the Vocational Options Project to illustrate the movement from community-based vocational training to individual supported employment before exiting school. The fifth paper, "The Application of a Self-Management Procedure To Increase Work Productions: A Community-Based Case Study Example" by Katherine J. Inge et al., also uses a case study to demonstrate self-management procedures. The final paper is by Paul Wehman and is titled "A Selective Review of Supported Employment Literature: Progress Made and Challenges Ahead." A table entitled, "Number of Budgeted and Unfilled Positions by Occupation at Outside Providers of Purchased Services that State Directors Report Difficulty Obtaining" is appended. Most papers contain references. (DB)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Case Studies, Community Based Instruction (Disabilities), Employment Potential, Federal Legislation, Labor Legislation, Productivity, Program Development, Secondary Education, Self Management, Severe Disabilities, Supported Employment, Vocational Education
Virginia Commonwealth University, Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Supported Employment, Richmond, VA 23284-2011 ($12.95).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Richmond. Rehabilitation Research and Training Center.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Fair Labor Standards Act