From both our Vocational Rehabilitation Agency Self-Employment: Rural/Urban Use study and our Self-Employment Policy Studies, we learned that counselors wanted to learn more about assisting a consumer with a self-employment outcome. Because they are trained as counselors, not as business developers, RTC: Rural researchers developed a curriculum specifically for them. It describes how counselors can help consumers develop a business plan and contains chapters on assessment, a recommended self-employment process, information about self-employment resources, the use of PASS plans for self-employment, and strategies for supported self-employment. The last quarter of the curriculum contains an explanation of the business plan and a list of the roles and responsibilities to give to a consumer, an actual business plan, helpful forms, and answers to study guide questions. Throughout the curriculum there are examples, vignettes, discussion, and study guide questions.
- Project dates: 1998-2003
- Funded by: National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research Grant No: H133B70017-98, H133G000189
- Principal staff: Nancy Arnold, Ph.D.
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