§17-402-12 - Manual Arts

§17-402-12 Manual Arts.

(a) Manual arts services shall be provided when needed to blind and visually-handicapped persons in the rehabilitation center to enable these individuals to develop confidence in their remaining senses, improve manual dexterity and skills in use of hand and power tools, and develop work habits and efficient methods for preparation for employment and personal home needs. (See §17-401-12).

(b) Areas of instruction and training shall include the following:

(1) Woodwork: identification and use of basic hand and power tools, construction of projects, and intensified training when appropriate;

(2) Metalwork: identification and use of basic hand tools and power machines, construction of projects, and intensified training when appropriate;

(3) Household mechanics: basic electric wiring, maintenance of home plumbing, and replacement and maintenance of locks and hardware;

(4) Gardening: care of household plants and potting of plants; and

(5) Allied activities: reed, cane and rush weaving, and other related activities.

(c) Each client shall have an evaluation to include capabilities, needs and interest, and on the basis of this evaluation an individualized program of objectives and activities shall be jointly developed to meet specific personal and vocational needs.

(d) Clients shall be encouraged and motivated to maximize the successful achievement of objectives.

(e) A case folder shall be maintained for each client receiving services which shall include referral information, evaluation and progress reports, and individualized written program form.

(f) Consultation and technical assistance shall be provided to agency staff and other organizational staff who work with the blind.

        [Eff. November 5, 1981 ] (Auth: HRS §§347-3, 347-4, 348-2; 29 U.S.C. §723; am 45 C.F.R. §1361.40) (Imp: HRS §§347-3, 347-4, 348-2; 29 U.S.C. §723; am 45 C.F.R. §1361.40)

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