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Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals

This article reports the consensus of field experts on operational definitions and essential program characteristics associated with research-based predictors of successful transition of students with disabilities from high school. The purpose is to aid in the implementation of research findings

Posted in Research and evaluation reports, Services and service innovations, Transition planning in schools

Re: Senate Bill 316, Section 3323.011 New Secondary Transition Requirements

This memorandum describes Ohio state legislation regulating the transition activities of public schools on behalf of students with Individual Education Plans (IEPs). Citation Zake, Sue, Director of Office for Exceptional Children (2012). Re: Senate Bill 316, Section 3323.011 New Secondary Transition

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A Better Bottom Line: Employing People with Disabilities, Blueprint for Governors

This report results from the initiative of Delaware Governor Jack Markell to focus on the roles state government and business can play in improving employment opportunities for people with disabilities.  Preparing youth with disabilities for careers that use their full

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Posted in Career preparation and work-based learning, Post-secondary Education, Services and service innovations, Transition planning in schools

Transition from School to Work

This powerpoint describes the King County, WA, School to Work program that transitions students with I/DD from high school to integrated employment.  The powerpoint includes a history of the employment movement in WA in the context of national policy development. 

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Posted in Employment outcome data, Family Involvement, Funding mechanisms, Interagency collaboration and partnership, Leadership, Memorandums of Understanding, Services and service innovations, Strategic goals and operating policies, Transition planning in schools

Supporting a Seamless Transition to Adulthood

This powerpoint provides information on the Washington State Jobs by 21 Partnership Project.  Included is a description of inclusive multi-agency transition counsels and employment outcomes.  This powerpoint also contains national employment statistics from the American Community Survey (ACS) by disability

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A School to Work Partnership That Works, Key Elements to Successful Transition

This powerpoint describes a collaborative program in King County, WA that transitions students with intellectual and developmental disabilities from high school to paid supported employment and community lives.  Included are employment outcomes, mission, supporting values, key factors leading to success,

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Posted in Career preparation and work-based learning, Employment outcome data, Family Involvement, Interagency collaboration and partnership, Services and service innovations, Transition planning in schools

A Collaborative Interagency, Interdisciplinary Approach to Transition From Adolescence to Adulthood

This report draws on research to identify and address barriers to coordinated approaches to transitioning youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities from high school to work or post-secondary education, from family home to community living, and from pediatric to adult

Posted in Interagency collaboration and partnership, Post-secondary Education, Service planning and coordination, Services and service innovations, Strategic goals and operating policies, Transition planning in schools

Seamless Transition for Youth with Significant Disability

This two-page brief defines a seamless transition from high school to paid, integrated, supported employment for youth with significant disabilities. It provides a detailed description of the features of this transition for student, family, school system, state vocational rehabilitation and

Posted in Career preparation and work-based learning, Interagency collaboration and partnership, Service planning and coordination, Services and service innovations, Transition planning in schools

Promising Practices in Transition: Results of Multi-Year, Multi-Site Study

This archived webinar describes a longitudinal multisite evaluation of the Bridges Program, a highly standardized and manualized program providing career counseling and paid supported employment during the last year of high school to youth with disabilities electing the program.  Sample

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A Guide to Preparing Your Child With a Disability for Life Beyond High School, Minnesota Secondary Transition Toolkit for Families

This guide provides detailed, comprehensive information and encouragement for parents in Minnesota on the process of planning for transition from high school for students with disabilities.  It describes how they as parents can effectively participate in that process.  Of interest,

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