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ERIC Number: ED463619
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jul
Pages: 118
Abstractor: N/A
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Emerging Workforce Issues: W.I.A., Ticket To Work, and Partnerships. A Report on the Mary E. Switzer Memorial Seminar (22nd, Lansing, Michigan, September 2000). Switzer Seminar Series.
McConnell, L. Robert, Ed.
This monograph presents information on the Mary E. Switzer Seminars, five major papers concerned with vocational rehabilitation of people with disabilities, two shorter papers, and four invited guest reaction papers. The following major papers are presented: (1) "Toward Researching a National Employment Policy for Persons with Disabilities" (Peter David Blanck and Helen A. Schartz); (2) "Workforce Development Program Consolidation and Service Integration: Ensuring Consistent Service Quality and High Professional Standards for Persons with Disabilities" (John Dorrer); (3) "Special Issues and Trends in Integrated Employment: Factors Affecting Individuals with Developmental Disabilities or Significant Mental Illness" (William E. Kiernan); (4) "One-Stops and Partnerships: Implementation and Policy Considerations" (James D. Van Erden); and (5) "Push and Pull: Navigating Employment and SSI Policies for Young Persons with Disabilities" (Hugh G. Berry). Each paper is followed by several brief reaction papers and a list of recommendations. The two additional papers are: "The Political Implications of TWWIIA" (Bruce S. Growick) and "Consumer Coalition History: Consumer-Driven Principles in California" (Bryon R. MacDonald). The following invited guest reaction papers complete the monograph: (1) "Comments on Blanck and Schartz" (Monroe Berkowitz); (2) "Emerging Workforce Initiatives: The Promise, the Potential, the Prospects--Possibly Too Many 'Moving Parts?'" (Donald E. Galvin); (3) "Comments on Berry" (William Halloran); (4) "Understanding the New Policy Environment" (H. Allan Hunt); and (5) "Disability and Employment: Alternative Approaches to Traditional Empirical Research" (Michael Ashley Stein). (Individual papers contain references.) (DB)
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: National Rehabilitation Association, Alexandria, VA.