ERIC Number: ED444314
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
The Road to Work: An Introduction to Vocational Rehabilitation. A Booklet for Youth and Adults with Disabilities, Family Members and Advocates. Second Edition.
McDonald, Shauna; Parker, Rachel; Goldberg, Paula
This booklet for Minnesota young people with disabilities and their families is intended to explain vocational rehabilitation services required under the Rehabilitation Act as amended in 1992 and transition services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The first section discusses vocational rehabilitation, transition services for students with disabilities ages 14 to 21, required transition provisions in the Individualized Education Program (IEP), and the transition IEP meeting. The next section considers eligibility for vocational rehabilitation, applying for services, assessment, and planning. The following section describes the Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE), which identifies job goals and needed services, and discusses rehabilitation technology and supported employment. The fourth section is on financial factors, including determination of "comparable benefits" and consumer financial participation. Next, the rehabilitation appeals procedure is detailed. Finally, the main features of the Americans with Disabilities Act are identified and suggestions for making vocational rehabilitation work for the individual are offered. Appendices provide a history of legislation affecting people with disabilities, supported employment definitions, and vocational rehabilitation appeals procedures. (CR)
Descriptors: Civil Rights Legislation, Disabilities, Due Process, Education Work Relationship, Educational Legislation, Eligibility, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Secondary Education, Self Advocacy, State Programs, Supported Employment, Transitional Programs, Vocational Evaluation, Vocational Rehabilitation
PACER Center, Inc., 8161 Normandale Blvd., Bloomington, MN 55437. Tel: 888-248-0822 (Toll Free); 612-827-2966 (Voice); Tel: 612-827-7770 (TTY); Fax: 612-827-3065; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.pacer.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: PACER Center, Inc., Minneapolis, MN.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Rehabilitation Act 1973