ERIC Number: ED408777
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Supported Employment Research: Expanding Competitive Employment Opportunities for Persons with Significant Disabilities.
Wehman, Paul, Ed.; And Others
This manual includes articles that address many of the major issues affecting supported employment programs for individuals with severe disabilities. Articles discuss current trends in service delivery, the experiences of local community employment agencies, issues involved in funding supported employment, natural support implementation strategies, and transition from school to work. Specific issues and programs reviewed include: (1) results of the 1995 National Survey of Supported Employment Implementation; (2) conversion of segregated, facility-based programs to supported employment; (3) use of Social Security work incentives; (4) the Social Security Return to Work Initiative; (5) time limited and extended services funding; (6) the role of employment specialists within natural support programs; and (7) the results of consumer satisfaction interviews with supported employment participants. In the last section, articles on transition include a description of a comprehensive transition model designed to enhance employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities as they graduate from post-secondary settings; the importance of transition teams that actively work with students with disabilities to promote their success in postsecondary education; and the results of an analysis of transition plans for student with disabilities that was conducted across 24 school divisions in Virginia. (Each article contains references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adults, Delivery Systems, Education Work Relationship, Educational Planning, Financial Support, High Schools, National Surveys, Participant Satisfaction, Postsecondary Education, Program Implementation, Severe Disabilities, Student Participation, Supported Employment, Transitional Programs
Virginia Commonwealth University, Rehabilitation Research & Training Center on Supported Employment, P.O. Box 842011, Richmond, VA 23284-2011; telephone: 804-828-1851; fax: 804-828-2193 ($15.95).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Richmond. Rehabilitation and Training Center on Supported Employment.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Social Security