ERIC Number: ED428279
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Education Programs for Adults with Disabilities. Employment Task Force for Adults with Disabilities: Report to the Commissioner of Education.
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Workforce Development.
This report addresses legislative concerns that Florida's adults with disabilities are appropriately served by postsecondary vocational and adult education programs. Introductory materials include the following: Employment Task Force for Adults with Disabilities; Workforce Development Implementation Act of 1998 Legislative Mandate; task force charge and activities; and acronyms. Section 1 defines adults with disabilities, provides background information on educational programs for this population, reviews related legislation, and provides a summary of task force initiatives. Section 2 displays the Programs and Funding Conceptual Model in narrative and charts. It incorporates definitions, key concepts, outcomes and outputs, and funding recommendations from the subcommittees and is organized around competitive employment, supported employment, transitional work experience, and adult day program. For each area, outcomes, programs, performance criteria, accommodations, and funding recommendations are delineated. Vignettes show how an individual adult with disabilities would benefit from the programs and supports. Section 3 provides the conceptual model terms and concepts the task force adopted. Section 4 addresses current data elements, new data elements needed for reporting, and strategies for collecting and sharing additional information that would facilitate program planning and improvement, and makes recommendations regarding quality assurance. Appendixes include task force member list, agenda, subcommittee reports, survey instruments, additional solutions, and a separate executive summary. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Day Care, Adult Education, Adult Programs, Disabilities, Educational Benefits, Educational Finance, Labor Force Development, Models, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Sheltered Workshops, State Legislation, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Supported Employment, Vocational Education
Clearinghouse Information Center, Bureau of Instructional Support and Community Services, 628 Turlington Bldg., 325 West Gaines Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400 (Order No. DD 033).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Workforce Development.
Identifiers - Location: Florida