ERIC Number: ED410700
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-May
Reference Count: N/A
Employment Needs of Individuals with HIV/AIDS: Service Providers' Viewpoints.
Timmons, Jaimie Ciulla; Fesko, Sheila Lynch
Research To Practice, May 1997
In order to evaluate the provision of employment-related services by AIDS service organizations (ASOs), a statewide survey of 89 ASOs in Massachusetts was conducted. Also, state vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies were surveyed resulting in responses by 255 VR administrators and 266 rehabilitation counselors. Organizations were asked the extent to which support around employment was provided, the type of work-related services delivered, and where consumers were referred for assistance with employment. ASOs indicated that the employment needs of individuals with HIV/AIDS are becoming increasingly important, but incorporating work-related support into current services provided has been difficult (only 56 percent provided employment support). ASOs have been more successful in meeting health and income related support needs and frequently refer employment-related issues to other agencies. However, ASOs reported infrequent referrals to the state vocational rehabilitation system. VR administrators and counselors reported limited outreach to individuals with HIV/AIDS. Specific recommendations are drawn for ASOs and vocational rehabilitation systems. (DB)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Administrators, Adults, Agencies, Counselors, Delivery Systems, Diseases, Health Insurance, Job Placement, Needs Assessment, Outreach Programs, Referral, Social Support Groups, Special Health Problems, State Programs, Surveys, Vocational Rehabilitation
Institute for Community Inclusion, Children's Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA 02115.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.; Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Children's Hospital, Boston, MA.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts