ERIC Number: ED449620
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Connections: Vocational Rehabilitation & Higher Education--Jointly Serving Consumers Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. [Training Package].
Tomlinson, Patricia A.
This training package is designed to assist postsecondary education staff to understand the vocational rehabilitation philosophy, mandates, and process, and conversely, to assist vocational rehabilitation counselors to understand postsecondary education's philosophy, mandates, and student issues. It is intended to provide sufficient information to enable a two-way dialogue that results in issue identification, planning, problem resolution, and productive working relationships. The package provides all material necessary to conduct a three-hour workshop. Specifically, the materials address: (1) historical highlights of vocational rehabilitation; (2) the purpose and expectation of vocational rehabilitation; (3) the purpose and outcome expectation of postsecondary education; (4) vocational rehabilitation eligibility criteria; (5) definition of disability; (6) assessment; (7) informed consumer choice; and (8) confidentiality of educational records. The package includes a manual that provides an agenda, a pretest, and an evaluation form, along with transparency masters, handout masters, and a 33-minute videotape recording on vocational rehabilitation and practical applications. The first part of the approximately 30-minute video (Connections I: Vocational Rehabilitation Overview (9:26 min.) and Connections II: Practical Applications (23:15 min.) discusses referral to vocational rehabilitation, assessment, eligibility, the focus on employment outcome, and informed consumer choice. The second part of the video discusses the services that vocational rehabilitation programs may provide and the necessity of agency coordination. (CR)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Confidentiality, Disabilities, Educational Philosophy, Eligibility, Employment Services, Higher Education, Program Design, Student Personnel Services, Training, Vocational Evaluation, Vocational Rehabilitation, Workshops
NETAC, Northeast Technical Assistance Center, Rochester Institute of Technology, National Technical Institute for the Deaf, 52 Lomb Memorial Dr., Rochester, NY 14623-5604; Tel: 716-475-6433 (Voice/TTY); e-mail: Netac@rit.edu.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Non-Print Media; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rochester Inst. of Technology, NY. Northeast Technical Assistance Center.
Note: Videotape is not available from ERIC.