ERIC Number: ED423658
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Research in Rehabilitation Counselor Training on Supported Employment and Transition.
Trach, John S.
This monograph contains eight studies on supported employment and transition conducted by graduate students in rehabilitation counselor training programs. Chapter 1, "Income Allowance Policies of State Medicaid Agencies as Work Incentives or Disincentives for ICR/MR Residents" (James A. Mayer and others), found in a survey of six Midwestern states that although some state Medicaid agencies have had work incentive policies for ICF/MR residents for some time, others continue to utilize policies that are a disincentive to work. Chapter 2, "Special Education Preservice Training: Competencies Related to Vocational Rehabilitation" (Debra L. Shelden and John S. Trach), found in a survey of 61 special education personnel preparation programs that fewer performance competencies were required than knowledge competencies. Chapter 3, "Analysis of the Types of Natural Supports Utilized during Job Placement and Development" (John S. Trach and Camille D. Mayhall), analyzed placements of individuals with severe disabilities in integrated work settings and found that supported employment professionals implemented primarily natural supports. Chapter 4, "Perceptions of the Supported Employment Job Search Process: Who Makes the Choices" (Amy E. Dwyre and John S. Trach), explores the issues relating to choice in the job selection process for individuals with cognitive impairments. Chapter 5, "Employers' and Service Providers' Perspectives Regarding Natural Supports in the Work Environment" (John S. Trach and others), found that employers who have used natural supports did not provide any natural supports to supported employees beyond those they would offer to other employees. Chapter 6, "Secondary Transitional Experience Program: A Descriptive Analysis of Outcomes of High School Exiters" (Jennifer R. Horn and others), found most exiters (n=18) were employed, living with parents, and involved in the community. (Individual papers include references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Adults, Decision Making, Disabilities, Employer Attitudes, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Job Placement, Motivation, Personal Autonomy, Preservice Teacher Education, Severe Disabilities, Supported Employment, Surveys, Transitional Programs, Vocational Rehabilitation, Work Environment
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Champaign. Transition Research Inst.