1980s: The Continuum Continues.
The Rise of Supported Employment and Assistive Technology.
The Inclusion of People with Severe Disabilities in the World of Work.
The 1980s, as with other decades, saw the advance of new ideas and the continuation of older models.
- Supported employment gained acceptance, federal support and funding.
- The transition from school to work became a higher priority.
- Major support for assistive technology began.
- Most people remain trapped in the continuum.