ERIC Number: ED412714
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Journey to Success: Discovering Vocational Opportunities for Idahoans with Disabilities [and] Jornada al Exito: Descubriendo Oportunidades Vocacionales para Ciudadanos de Idaho con Incapacidades.
Designed for individuals with disabilities and their families, this handbook (in both English and Spanish versions) provides information about vocational opportunities in Idaho and how they may be accessed by young adults with disabilities. Topics addressed include: (1) work related and individual and family supports; (2) types of adult service programs; (3) categories of adult employment programs; (4) school transition as a means to employment; (5) major adult vocational services; (6) employment related service terms; (7) types of supported employment; (8) new methods of supported employment, including natural supports in the workplace; (9) community supported employment characteristics; (10) emerging providers/opportunities; (11) long-term funding; (12) types of income support; (13) questions that should be asked about adult programs; (14) parents as case managers and advocates for change; (15) sources of rights for workers with disabilities; (16) basic laws concerning discrimination; (17) advocacy strategy; (18) state laws; and (20) tax incentives and benefits for employers of persons with disabilities. Appendices include information service regions in Idaho, the PASS (Plans for Achieving Self-Support) and long term funding programs, benefits for people with disabilities who work, SSI (Social Security Income) eligibility requirements, the vocational rehabilitation process, and state and federal resource organizations in Idaho. (Contains 18 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Advocacy, Civil Rights Legislation, Disabilities, Employment Opportunities, Employment Programs, Employment Services, Financial Support, Organizations (Groups), Parent Participation, Spanish Speaking, State Legislation, Supported Employment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Young Adults
Idaho State Council on Developmental Disabilities, 280 North 8th Street, Suite 208, Boise, ID 83720-6000; telephone: 208-334-2178.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Idaho State Council on Developmental Disabilities.
Identifiers - Location: Idaho