ERIC Number: ED403693
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
American Indian Rehabilitation Programs: Unmet Needs. Report from the Study Group, Institute on Rehabilitation Issues (21st, Fayetteville, Arkansas, October 1995).
Weddington, Johnny R.; And Others
This report examines various vocational rehabilitation models that serve American Indians and Alaska Natives with disabilities, with examples and case studies to demonstrate how the models work in real client-counselor situations. Stressed throughout is the importance of issues of cultural diversity, cultural competency, and self-determination. The report describes programs initiated by state rehabilitation agencies and others developed by tribes but funded by the Rehabilitation Services Administration under Section 130 of the Rehabilitation Act. Individual chapters address the following topics: (1) historical and demographic aspects of American Indian culture; (2) an overview of American Indian vocational rehabilitation projects; (3) case management strategies for American Indians; (4) the impact of culture on assessment; (5) placement strategies and innovative practices; (6) development of working partnerships; (7) networking and outreach; and (8) training implications for administrators, supervisors, educators, and certifying organizations. Appendices list study group members, Section 130 projects, training materials, and resources. (Contains 90 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Alaska Natives, American Indian Culture, American Indians, Case Studies, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Demography, Disabilities, Evaluation Methods, Federal Legislation, Job Placement, Models, Outreach Programs, Professional Education, Program Development, Rehabilitation Counseling, Rehabilitation Programs, Self Determination, State Programs, Vocational Evaluation, Vocational Rehabilitation
Arkansas Research and Training Center in Vocational Rehabilitation, Arkansas University, P.O. Box 1358, Hot Springs, AR 71902; telephone: 501-624-4411; fax: 501-624-3515 ($12.50).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arkansas Univ., Hot Springs. Arkansas Research & Training Center in Vocational Rehabilitation.