ERIC Number: ED432087
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Transition to Employment. PRO-ED Series on Transition.
Michaels, Craig A.
Part of a series designed to provide practical resources for transition personnel on a variety of topics critical to the process of preparing individuals with disabilities for adulthood, this guide focuses on transition to employment. Chapter 1, "Employment and Students with Disabilities," discusses the meaning of work in American society, employment outcomes, employment options and opportunities, and societal beliefs about students with disabilities and the community. Chapter 2, "Work and the Transition Process," describes work and the Individualized Educational Program planning process, committing to transition planning and work as an outcome, and alternative planning strategies. The next chapter, "Assessment Issues," discusses assessment for work, a future-oriented testing paradigm, and lifelong career decision making. Chapter 4, "Preparation for Work," explains how to conduct an ecological inventory, job development strategies for working with employers, and how to conduct a community-based job site analysis. Chapter 5, "Legal Mandates, Transition, and Work," explores Department of Labor guidelines and regulations, Section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. The last chapter contains concluding remarks about real work, real money, and natural support systems. (Contains 73 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Educational Legislation, Employer Employee Relationship, Evaluation Methods, Federal Legislation, Individualized Education Programs, Job Analysis, Job Development, Legal Responsibility, Secondary Education, Social Attitudes, Student Evaluation, Supported Employment, Transitional Programs, Vocational Rehabilitation, Work Environment
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Rehabilitation Act 1973