ICI publications by Sheila Fesko

Conversion to Integrated Employment: Case Studies of Organizational Change, Volume 2

Case studies of organizations that closed a sheltered workshop or segregated program and replaced it with integrated employment or other community-based activities for individuals with disabilities. These monographs analyze the change process to help other agencies pursue a similar goal. (0/1999)

Unrealized Potential: Differing Outcomes for Individuals with Mental Retardation and Other Disability Groups

A national study examined job search practices used by community rehabilitation providers and state vocational rehabilitation counselors. Employment outcomes for individuals with mental retardation are contrasted with those for individuals with other disabilities. (9/1997)

Responding to the Needs of Youth with Disabilities Who Are Runaway or Homeless

Results from a national survey of Family Youth and Service Bureau-funded agencies regarding their knowledge of the needs of youth with disabilities who are runaways, homeless, or at risk for running away. (2/1997)

Consumer and Family Perspectives on the Meaning of Work

Findings from a study that obtained the perspectives of people with significant disabilities and their family members about their employment experiences, outcomes, and expectations. (8/1995)

Case Studies of Local Boards and One-Stop Centers: Strategies for Maximizing Staff Competence When Supporting Job Seekers with Disabilities

This series of products offers practical solutions for Local Workforce Investment Boards and One-Stop Career Centers as they strive to serve all customers, including those with disabilities. One-Stops that effectively serve job seekers with disabilities spend energy and resources on staff development and training, although even with these efforts there continue to be concerns about One-Stop staff members' understanding of disability issues and employment. (10/2004)

ICI: promoting inclusion for people with disabilities