ERIC Number: ED462549
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Rehabilitation. Trends and Issues Alert.
Wonacott, Michael E.
Vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies are required partners in the one-stop system mandated by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA). The following features have long characterized VR: the primary goal of integrated competitive employment for persons with disabilities; state flexibility in VR systems, approaches, and structures; case management with individualized and comprehensive services; use of assistive technology; consumer choice and participation; inclusion of individuals with severe disabilities; and a comprehensive research base. Inclusion, access, and impact have been deemed the three major VR themes for the 21st century. The Rehabilitation Act of 1992 introduced provisions to increase coordination and linkages between the education and VR systems to serve individuals with disabilities who are transitioning from school to higher education or employment. The Rehabilitation Amendments of 1998, Title IV of WIA, go further by emphasizing collaboration and cooperation across the entire workforce investment system as the best approach to meaningful improvements, including increased employment, in the lives of individuals with disabilities. Well-developed, collaborative WIA partnerships will allow all partners to benefit from each other's resources and expertise while fulfilling their own vital roles. (Annotated lists of 21 print and 3 World Wide Web resources constitute approximately 80% of this document.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Programs, Agency Cooperation, Annotated Bibliographies, Articulation (Education), Career Centers, Career Development, Case Studies, Chronic Illness, Coordination, Counseling Services, Counseling Techniques, Decision Making, Definitions, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Educational Legislation, Educational Objectives, Educational Resources, Educational Trends, Eligibility, Entrepreneurship, Federal Legislation, Futures (of Society), Government School Relationship, Guidelines, Job Development, Linking Agents, Literature Reviews, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Guides, Public Agencies, Public Policy, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Small Group Instruction, Special Education, Special Needs Students, State Programs, Systems Approach, Transitional Programs, Trend Analysis, Vocational Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, Youth Programs
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Rehabilitation Act Amendments 1992; Rehabilitation Act Amendments 1998; Workforce Investment Act 1998