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This book was designed to share lessons learned from vocational rehabilitation research conducted at 11 Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers. Papers for the book were developed to provide practical guidance to the common efforts of professionals, advocates, consumers, and public figures interested in creating workable rehabilitation programs that return and sustain people with disabilities into the mainstream of their communities. Specifically, the papers address: (1) strategies for creating programs to achieve meaningful employment outcomes; (2) effectiveness of the public vocational rehabilitation programs; and (3) strategies for devising and incorporating the wishes, needs, and desires of people with disabilities into the design of rehabilitation alternatives. The book is organized into three sections. The first section, "Perspectives on How To Improve Employment Outcomes," provides slightly edited copies of presentations made to the National Employment Conference in July 1996. The second section, "Program Oriented Research," presents a series of research papers on programs that are effective or on how to make programs effective in achieving important rehabilitation outcomes. The third section, "Rehabilitation Populations Oriented Research," presents a comparable series of papers that looks at how to increase employment outcomes from the point of view of selected populations, including persons with psychiatric disabilities, mental illness, and persons who are blind or visually impaired. (Most papers contain references.) (CR)

Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Employment, Job Placement, Mental Disorders, Program Design, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Supported Employment, Visual Impairments, Vocational Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation Research & Training Center on Improving Community Based Rehabilitation Programs, Publications Office, University of Wisconsin-Stout, P.O. Box 790, Menomonie, WI 54751; telephone: 715-232-1380; fax: 715-232-2251 ($34.95).

Autor: Menz, Fredrick E., Ed.; And Others

Fuente: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=12033&id=ED408787

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