Special Projects and Demonstration: Applications of Technology Enhance Quality of Life -- A Community ModelBy Pumpian, Ian R.; Szeto, Andrew Y.J.; Sax, Caren L.; San Diego State University, Interwork Institute, San Diego, CA.; Rehabilitation R & D Progress Reports, 1995, Vol 33
(Pages: 135-136) Publication Date: June 1996
This article describes a project aimed at demonstrating that the education and rehabilitation planning processes for individuals with significant disabilities can be enhanced by appropriate applications of technology. The project intends to demonstrate the following: 1) persons with severe disabilities using customized assistive devices can participate more meaningfully in integrated work, school, and other community settings; 2) that educators, rehabilitation counselors, case managers, teachers, parents, and employers will not only consider, but actually develop and use adaptations to meet program and service goals; 3) resources and support for IPP teams can be found to enable the design, fabrication and evaluation of adaptations for persons with the most severe disabilities; 4) that the community's capacity to respond to technology needs of individuals with severe disabilities can be increased; 5) the development of a replicable approach for enhancing and broadening the applications of assistive technology through direct service, information collection and dissemination, and referrals is achievable.
Published by: VA Rehabilitation Research & Development Service (Website:http://www.rehab.research.va.gov)
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