Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation - Volume 3, issue 2
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Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation will provide a forum for discussion and dissemination of information about the major areas that constitute vocational rehabilitation.
Periodically, there will be topics that are directed either to specific themes such as long-term care or different disability groups such as those with psychiatric impairment. Often a guest editor who is an expert in the given area will provide leadership on a specific topic issue. However, all articles received directly or submitted for a special issue are welcome for peer review. The emphasis will be on publishing rehabilitation articles that have immediate application for helping rehabilitation counselors, psychologists and other professionals in providing direct services to people with disabilities.
Original research articles, review articles, program descriptions, and case studies will be considered for publication. Ideas for special topical issues are welcomed as well.
Abstract: Parent-to-Parent programs provide emotional and informational support to parents who have a son or daughter with a disability by matching a trained veteran parent in a one-to-one relationship with a parent newly referred to the program. Because the veteran parent and the referred parent have similar disability and family issues, the veteran parent is able to provide a unique form of support based upon these shared common experiences and the knowledge and wisdom acquired along the way. In some Parent-to-Parent programs, parents of young adults with special needs who have already made the transition from the special education service system…to adult services are providing this valuable support to families of adolescents preparing for this transition. This article reports the results of a national survey of Parent-to-Parent programs, and discusses the implications of the survey findings for parent support during transition planning and the move into the adult-service system.
Abstract: My name is Michelle Pettitt. I am 23 years old. I am on my own now. I live in a group home. I have three jobs. I work in an office at Iowa Electric on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. I work in Community Relations at Grant Wood Area Education Agency on Tuesday and Thursday. Sometimes on Saturday I do salad prep at Hardee's Restaurant. I like to have jobs. I'm saving to buy a CD player and to fly to Denver to see my sister and brother-in-law. I am in college too at Kirkwood Community College. I take a computer…class. Next year I also want to take business and math. In my future I want to move to an apartment and I want to work at Wendy's too. And I want to get married.