ERIC Number: ED408493
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Strengthening the School-to-Work Transition for Students with Disabilities. A Guide for Educators.
Career Options Inst., Latham, NY.
This resource guide provides practical advice, materials, and strategies designed to overcome the barriers that have interfered with successful placement of persons with disabilities in the workplace, especially women and girls. It is designed for use by educators interested in improving career preparation of students with disabilities. Section 1 looks at barriers that have created a "separateness" between students with disabilities and their nondisabled peers. Strategies for overcoming those barriers are included. Section 2 provides basic information about the rehabilitation system, disability-related laws, and issues affecting the school-to-work transition of students with disabilities. Section 3 looks at the development of positive self-image and self-confidence through role model identification and group support. Section 4 includes information regarding career preparation and workplace realities for students, educators, parents, and employers. It describes tools, training, and support necessary to enhance the school-to-work transition for students with disabilities. Section 5 outlines a variety of resources available for working with persons with disabilities: a glossary of disability-related terms; a list of vendors of information to assist in the inclusion and advancement of students with disabilities; and lists of providers of independent living aids, adaptive resources, agencies, support groups, and technical assistance centers specific to New York State. Bibliographies contain 113 print and 15 media resources. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adaptive Behavior (of Disabled), Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Career Education, Disabilities, Disability Discrimination, Education Work Relationship, Employment Potential, Females, Guides, Job Placement, Job Training, Normalization (Disabilities), Postsecondary Education, Rehabilitation, Role Models, Secondary Education, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Authoring Institution: Career Options Inst., Latham, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York