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Advice and Information: Helping People with Disabilities to Become Informed and to Make Effective Decisions Concerning Employment

Marc Gold & Associates | Michael Callahan
July 1997 | Report/Brief

Informed Choice is a critical requirement for Vocational Rehabilitation providers.  Customers not only make “individualized choices” concerning their employment goals, the types of services received and the providers of those services, but that those choices should meet a higher standard -- that is, “informed” choice.
Recognizing that “information” and “advice” are separate but intertwined components of informed choice, this paper explores how “informed choice” should be conceptualized and how it was operationalized in the 1993-1998 Choice demonstration projects.