ERIC Number: ED445458
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Feb
Advocacy & Supported Employment for People with Disabilities: A Guide & Workbook for Individuals with Disabilities & Service Providers.
Barcus, Michael, Ed.; Blankenship, Teri, Ed.; Turner, Ed, Ed.; Wehman, Paul, Ed.; Galloway, Greta, Ed.
This guide and workbook is a tool to be used to assist people with disabilities to play an active role in their job search. It provides ideas and examples to help individuals with disabilities and their job coaches through the process. Chapter titles for the workbook include: (1) "Power and Influence" (Valerie Brooke); (2) "Equality" (Paul Wehman); (3) "It's Up to Us: Practice and Attitudes Can Not Be Legislated" (Valerie Brooke); (4) "Maximizing Opportunities and Resources for Employment" (Teresa Grossi); (5) "Consumer Advocacy and Supported Employment" (Paul Wehman); (6) "Customer Initiated Supported Employment" (Michael Barcus and others); (7) "Training in Self-Advocacy and Future Planning" (Ed Turner and others); (8) "Peer Mentoring" (Ed Turner and others); and (9) "Personal Assistance Services" (Ed Turner and others). The information packet also includes a newsletter, "The Customer Is Right," that focuses on personal assistance services in the workplace. A 12-minute videotape recording, "Today's New Workforce: An Untapped Labor Pool," accompanies the guide and is suitable for staff training as well as marketing supported employment to individuals who are interested in facilitating employment for individuals with significant physical disabilities. The content focuses on job restructuring and assisted technology applications. (Contains 17 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Adults, Disabilities, Employment, Job Search Methods, Long Range Planning, Mentors, Peer Teaching, Personal Autonomy, Self Advocacy, Self Determination, Supported Employment, Training, Videotape Recordings
Virginia Commonwealth University, Rehabilitation Research & Training Center on Workplace Supports, P.O. Box 842011, 1314 West Main St., Richmond, VA 23284-2011; Tel: 804-827-0737; Fax: 804-828-2193; (Product #: RRTC67, $54.99).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.; Social Security Administration (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Richmond. Rehabilitation and Training Center on Supported Employment.