ERIC Number: ED380934
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
An Assessment Instrument for Families: Evaluating Employment Programs for Individuals with Deaf-Blindness.
Helen Keller National Center - Technical Assistance Center, Sands Point, NY.
This employment assessment tool for parents of young adults with deaf-blindness was created to assist in examining strengths and weaknesses of various employment programs in relation to their child's employment wants and needs, to guide parents in advocating for what is needed from a specific job to ensure their child's success, and to provide a user-friendly instrument. The tool covers seven areas: vocational assessment activities, job development/job match activities, job site characteristics, job description, health and safety issues, socialization on the job, and available supports. The instrument can be used to: (1) stimulate thinking during the initial stages of considering employment and assessing whether this might be a valuable experience for a family member; (2) help when looking at several specific jobs and assessing how they match the young adult's skills, interests, preferences, and personality; and (3) organize the many questions to be asked when considering a specific job and support package for a young adult. (JDD)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Helen Keller National Center - Technical Assistance Center, Sands Point, NY.
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