ERIC Number: ED400471
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Career Counseling for Young People with Physical Disabilities: An Introduction to "Thresholds." ERIC Digest.
Jamieson, Margaret; Peterson, John
For a number of years, studies have reported that people with disabilities have lower work force participation rates than the general public. One factor may be a lack of transitional, vocational programs for young people with disabilities. This digest describes "Thresholds," a career development program created with a basis on the unique characteristics and needs of disabled students. The Canadian program facilitates self-understanding, career understanding, decision-making, and self-advocacy, focusing on young people who have just begun exploring the world of work and their future in it. The program is divided into three parts: (1) self-evaluation and communication, along with an examination of how others with disabilities have succeeded in moving from school to a career; (2) exploring the world of work; and (3) examining barriers to success. The program includes 12 sessions of 80 minutes each, and consists of both group and individual activities. Desirable characteristics of facilitators are listed, followed by a description of field testing of the program in two urban settings. (RB)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Student Services, Greensboro, NC.; Canadian Guidance and Counselling Foundation, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada