ERIC Number: ED431250
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
A Survey of Community-Based Rehabilitation Programs: Goals, Outcomes, Consumers, Finances, and Changes.
Botterbusch, Karl F.; Miller, John W.
This report discusses the outcomes of a study that examined the present state of 124 community-based rehabilitation programs (CRP) and future trends. Results indicated: (1) the typical CRP served an average of 219 consumers daily and had total revenues of $5.262 million; (2) more than 60 percent of the CRPs offered programs in the following areas: supported employment, sheltered employment programs, job skills and work adjustment programs, and vocational education and assessment; (3) almost 60 percent offered placement programs; (4) facilities pursue general goals to enable consumers to achieve competitive employment, and specific goals related to services and programs; (5) the most common outcomes were supported employment, competitive employment, and earning enough to be self-supporting; (6) all facilities served persons with disabilities and most served persons with either severe or multiple disabilities; (7) most revenues come from public fees for consumer services, such as state vocational rehabilitation, developmental disabilities, and mental health sources; (8) fees for services covered a mean percentage of 76 percent of the cost of providing services; and (9) slightly over half of the sample believed that expected changes in funding would affect the operations and provision of services in a negative way. (Contains 17 references.) (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ.-Stout, Menomonie. Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Inst.