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The President's Panel recommended large scale investments in vocational rehabilitation services, and education programs to prepare people for work. The Panel's recommendations included:

Increase state matching funds.

Strengthen school counseling programs.

Fully utilize the testing, employment counseling, and placement programs of the 1,900 employment service offices.

Use and improve training programs.

Men working outside
Photo courtesy William Bronston, M.D
Job placement handbook cover

The Panel suggested that appropriate vocational rehabilitation services be available prior to, during and after termination of formal education, including:

Evaluation, counseling and job placement

Joint school-work-experience programs operated cooperatively by schools and vocational rehabilitation agencies

On-the-job training programs

Employment training facilities

Sheltered workshops for workers capable of productive work in a supervised, sheltered setting

Vocational rehabilitation services in conjunction with residential institutions

Counseling services to parents to provide them with an adequate understanding of the employment potentials of their children

Coordination of vocational counseling with the entire school program

The recommendations from the President's Panel supported some major legislative action.