ERIC Number: ED404775
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Community Resources Accessed by Community-Based Rehabilitation Programs: A Pilot Study.
Johnson, William F.; And Others
This study sought to determine what, if any, local funding sources are available to rehabilitation service providers as supplements to fee-for-service funding for specific consumers. Chief executive officers at 20 community-based vocational rehabilitation organizations in Minnesota and Wisconsin were interviewed to determine organization financial support, types of services provided, and the effect of Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income on consumer participation. The major findings included: (1) almost half of the organizations' budgets were earned through subcontracts, prime manufacturing, and sales; (2) county social services provided another 22.3 percent of the budgets; (3) in combination, about 70 percent of the organizations' budgets were derived from purely local sources; (4) the rehabilitation organizations had their roots firmly planted in their counties; and (5) programs had few or no unique funding sources. The most common services provided were in employment preparation and community-based employment. Of the programs established by the Social Security Administration, Plans for Achieving Self-Support was the most common program used. The report discusses the need for service providers to have a better understanding of new ways to financially support rehabilitation programs in their communities. (Author/CR)
Descriptors: Budgets, Community Programs, Community Services, Disabilities, Employment Programs, Financial Needs, Financial Support, Job Training, Rehabilitation Programs, Social Services, Vocational Rehabilitation
University of Wisconsin-Stout, Research and Training Center, 214 10th Avenue, Menomonie, WI 54751-2506; telephone: 715-232-1380; fax: 715-232-2251; TTY: 715-232-5025; e-mail: Davisj@uwstout.edu ($7.95).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ. - Stout, Menomonie. Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Improving Community-Based Rehabilitation Programs.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota; Wisconsin
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Social Security Disability Insurance