ERIC Number: ED427480
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jul-28
Reference Count: N/A
Serving Welfare Recipients with Learning Disabilities in a "Work First" Environment. Issue Brief.
Brown, Rebecca; Ganzglass, Evelyn
This issue brief examines strategies that states can use to help welfare recipients with learning disabilities move toward self-sufficiency within the context of welfare reform. It defines a learning disability, explains approaches to identifying and assessing undiagnosed learning disabilities, and suggests ways to secure accommodations for training, testing, and functioning in the workplace. It also discusses legal requirements for screening, transitional planning, and accommodations. Provisions under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Americans with Disabilities Act are reviewed. Modifications to work requirements for recipients with learning disabilities are also addressed. The final part of the brief reviews opportunities for interagency collaboration and funding, including collaborations with Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and Welfare-to-Work grant programs, vocational rehabilitation programs, Medicaid programs, and education programs to address the learning and career development needs of welfare recipients. An appendix includes organizational resources and contacts for more information on learning disabilities. (CR)
Descriptors: Adults, Agency Cooperation, Clinical Diagnosis, Educational Legislation, Eligibility, Federal Legislation, Federal State Relationship, Learning Disabilities, Legal Responsibility, Screening Tests, Services, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Vocational Rehabilitation, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Reform, Work Environment
For full text: http://www.nga.org/Pubs/IssueBriefs/1998.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Governors' Association, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)