Helping People with Psychiatric Disabilities Start and Develop Consumer-Run Businesses
Purchase on Springer.com
$29.95 / €24.95 / £19.95*
* Final gross prices may vary according to local VAT.
Starting a consumer-run entrepreneurial business is challenging and can be very rewarding for the individuals involved. Joining the entrepreneurial business community is yet another approach to genuine community integration—the focus is on creating a productive business and jobs in the community. Planning is the key to success. Planning needs to include clarification of the business’s mission, financial planning, product/service marketing, assessment of management style and employee development, and support policies. A consumer-run entrepreneurial business, like any peer-run organization, needs to be concerned with issues of power, authority, and responsibility in the organization and the relationships between individuals and the group as a whole. Practitioners who provide services to people with psychiatric disabilities can work creatively during the business planning process by facilitating access to planning resources and heightening awareness of the kinds of questions that will be important to developing a successful business.
- Allen, J. B., & Granger, B. (1997) Consumer-run entrepreneurial businesses: Issues and opportunities. In D. Moxley, C. Mowbray, C. Jasper, & L. Howel (Eds.), Consumers as providers in psychiatric rehabilitation: models, applications and first person accounts. Columbia, MD: International Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services.
- Anthony, W. A., Howell, J., & Danley, K. (1984) The vocational rehabilitation of the psychiatrically disabled. In M. Mirabi (Ed.), The chronically mentally ill: Research and services. Jamaica, NH: SP Medical and Scientific Books.
- Arnold, N. L. (1996). Self-employment in vocational rehabilitation:Building on lessons from rural America (Monograph of the Research and Training Center on Rural Rehabilitation Services). Missoula, MT: University of Montana.
- Blankertz, L., & Robinson, S. (1996). Adding a vocational focus to mental health rehabilitation. Psychiatric services, 47, 333–349.
- Chamberlin, J. (1994). Direct democracy as a form of program governance. In Howie the Harp & S. Zinman (Eds.), Reaching across II: Maintaining our roots/The challenge of growth. Sacramento, CA: California Network of Mental Health Clients.
- Disabled Businesspersons Association (1999). DBA: Advisor Newsletter, 5 (1). San Diego, CA: SDSU-Interwork Institute.
- Engels, P. (1994) Starting and running your own business. In Howie the Harp & S. Zinman (Eds.), Reaching across II: Maintaining our roots/The challenge of growth. Sacramento, CA: California Network of Mental Health Clients.
- Friesen, M., & Viti, F. (1994). “Group Hallucinations”—Overcoming disbelief: Yes you can start a community business. Toronto, Canada: Consumer Survivor Business Council of Ontario, National Network for Mental Health.
- Furlong-Norman, K. (Ed.) (1988). Consumer/ex-patient initiatives (Special Issue). Community Support Network News Boston University, Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation.
- Granger, B., & Baron, R. (1993). A national survey of agency-sponsored entrepreneurial businesses employing individuals with long-term mental illness: Final report. Philadelphia, PA: Matrix Research Institute.
- Granger, B., & Baron, R. (1996) Agency sponsored entrepreneurial businesses that employ individuals with psychiatric disabilities. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 6(2), 185–196.
- Granger, B., & Gill, P. (2000, Spring). Strategies for assisting people with psychiatric disabilities in understanding how to assert their ADA rights, arrange job accommodations and solve problems through peer support. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Skills, 4(1), 120–135.
- Gray, P. (1999). Personal interview with business manager of Wyman Way Coop, November 29.
- Harris, L., & Associates (1998). The 1998 N.O.D./Harris Survey of Americans with Disabilities. Washington, DC: The National Organizations on Disability.
- Howie the Harp (1994). A crazy folks’ guide to reasonable accommodation. In Howie the Harp & S. Zinman (Eds.), Reaching across II: Maintaining our roots/The challenge of growth. Sacramento, CA: California Network of Mental Health Clients.
- Howie the Harp, & S. Zinman (Eds.) (1994). Reaching across II: Maintaining our roots/The challenge of growth. Sacramento, CA: California Network of Mental Health Clients.
- Kravitz, M. (1999). Personal interview with Executive Director of INCube, Inc., November 29.
- Montana University Rural Institute on Disabilities (1995). Self employment. Rural Facts (newsletter), April.
- Naisbitt, J. (1982). Megatrends, Warner Books, New York, NY.
- Oxenfeldt, A. R. (1979). Cost-benefit analysis for executive decision making. AMACOM, Washington, D.C.
- Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) (1998). Self employment (Information Memorandum, RSA-IM-98-16, July 7).
- Rogers S., Danley, K., & Anthony, W. A. (1992). Survey of client preferences for vocational and educational services. Boston, MA: Boston University, Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation.
- Seglin, J. L. (1990). Financing your small business. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
- Sloma, R. S. (1977). No-nonsense management—A general manager’s primer. New York, NY: Macmillan.
- Uris, A. (1976). The executive deskbook. New York, NY: Van Nostrand Reinhold.
- Warner, R., & Polak, P. (1993). An economic development approach to the mentally ill in the community. Boulder, CO: Mental Health Center of Boulder County.
- Willwerth, J. (1999). Working their way back: Drugs and therapy help, but many mentally ill also need social rehabilitation. Here’s how it succeeds. Time Magazine, November 22, 70–71.
- Yaskin, J. C. (Ed.) (1992). Nuts and bolts:A technical assistance guide for mental health consumer/survivor self-help groups. Philadelphia, PA: National Mental Health Consumer Self-Help Clearinghouse/Project SHARE.
- Zinman, S. (1987). Issues of Power. In Zinman, S., Howie the Harp, & Budd, S. (Eds.), Reaching across: Mental health clients helping each other. Sacramento, CA: California Network of Mental Health Clients.
- Zinman, S., Howie the Harp, & Budd, S. (Eds.) (1987). Reaching across: Mental health clients helping each other. Sacramento, CA: California Network of Mental Health Clients.
- Helping People with Psychiatric Disabilities Start and Develop Consumer-Run Businesses
- Book Title
- Sourcebook of Rehabilitation and Mental Health Practice
- Book Part
- Section IV
- pp 319-331
- Print ISBN
- Online ISBN
- Series Title
- Plenum Series in Rehablititation and Health
- Series ISSN
- Springer US
- Copyright Holder
- Springer Science + Business Media, Inc.
- Additional Links
- eBook Packages
- Editor Affiliations
- 3. Wayne State University
- 4. Rehabilitation Consultant
- Author Affiliations
- 5. Bureau of Recipient Affairs Office of Mental Health, Albany, NY
- 6. The Matrix Center at Horizon House, Inc., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
To view the rest of this content please follow the download PDF link above.