ERIC Number: ED439565
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Meeting the Needs of Youth with Disabilities: Handbook for Implementing Community-Based Vocational Education Programs According to the Fair Labor Standards Act. Second Edition.
Cobb, Brian; Halloran, William; Simon, Marlene; Norman, Michael; Bourexis, Patricia
This handbook provides guidance to schools operating Community-based Vocational Education (CBVE) programs for students with disabilities and encourages the adoption of CBVE programs by schools not presently using this approach. By following the information and examples contained in this handbook, schools can proceed with confidence to operate effective CBVE programs consistent with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) administered through the U.S. Department of Labor. Section 1 introduces events and actions leading to the development of CBVE and guidelines promoting this approach consistent with the FLSA. Section 2 presents answers to frequently asked questions by school personnel in carrying out CBVE programs. Section 3 describes the CBVE experiences of 8 students with disabilities between the ages of 14 and 21. Sample forms, agreements, and supporting documentation required under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and FLSA are included in these examples whenever possible. Appendices to the handbook provide additional resource information, including: regional offices and personnel of the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division providing assistance with FLSA requirements; organizations involved in planning and delivering transition services to students with disabilities; and information on Supplemental Security Income Work Incentives available to transition-age students with disabilities. (CR)
Descriptors: Community Programs, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Guidelines, Program Design, School Responsibility, Secondary Education, Transitional Programs, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs
The National Transition Network, Institute on Community Integration (UAP), University of Minnesota, 103 U-Tech Center, 1313 Fifth St., S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55414. Tel: 612-627-4008; Fax: 612-627-1998.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Transition Network, Minneapolis, MN.; Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Inst. on Community Integration.; Study Group, Inc., Kill Devil Hills, NC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Fair Labor Standards Act; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act