ERIC Number: ED411620
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Beyond the Workshop: National Perspectives on Integrated Employment.
McGaughey, Martha J.; Kiernan, William E.; McNally, Lorraine C.; Gilmore, Dana Scott; Keith, Geraldine R.
This report discusses the findings of a survey that explored integrated employment services of 643 day and employment service providers for individuals with disabilities. Specifically, the survey investigated: (1) services provided; (2) the prevalence of other nonwork services; (3) funding practices related to group and individual supported employment; (4) trends in day and employment services; and (5) the influence of state practices and incentives on both segregated and integrated employment services. Key findings indicated that most providers offer a combination of facility-based services and integrated employment; the smallest agencies are less likely to provide facility-based services and more likely to focus exclusively on integrated employment; 81 percent of respondents offer individual supported employment and 62 percent provide group supported employment services, however, 72 percent still offer facility-based services; the majority of people served have developmental disabilities; and a number of factors influence an organization's capacity to provide integrated employment services. The discussion of these factors is organized according to: state and federal policies; agency size and focus; reimbursement practices; use of fixed assets; and disincentives to program conversion. The last section of the report discusses issues and potential incentives that may influence future integrated employment development and facility-based conversion. An appendix includes the survey instrument. (Contains 28 references.) (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Human Development Services (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Children's Hospital, Boston, MA. Training and Research Inst. for People with Disabilities.