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ERIC Number: ED424702
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-May
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Quality Employment Services: Will You Know It When You See It? The Institute Brief.
Hoff, David
The Institute Brief, May 1997
This report provides guidelines and a process for people with disabilities living in Massachusetts to follow to evaluate employment service options that will allow them to receive services best meeting their individual needs. Strategies for finding out information about the different programs and a checklist are given by which to evaluate different components of an employment service, including agency structure, placement, staff, and services. Components of a quality program are provided, including: (1) the belief that everyone has a right to work; (2) the individual receiving services helps to decide what services are to be provided; (3) services are provided in integrated community settings; (4) assessment is not done to help the person figure out their capabilities; (5) people are helped to find their own jobs rather than fit into existing programs; (6) the program makes every effort help people use services and resources used by all community members; (7) emphasis is placed on matching the person with a situation which meets individual needs and/or lessens the possibility of behavior challenges; (8) as much as possible, training is done by the employer; and (9) training and support are customized to the special needs of the individual. The report concludes with a list of Massachusetts and national resources. (CR)
Institute for Community Inclusion/UAP, Developmental Evaluation Center, Children's Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA 02115; Tel: 617-355-6506; TTY: 617-355-6956; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Administration on Developmental Disabilities (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Children's Hospital, Boston, MA. Inst. for Community Inclusion.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts