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State Perspectives on Using the Guideposts for Success – South Carolina

This brief describes how the South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department (SCVRD) uses the Guideposts framework to define, develop and track its youth transition services and programs throughout the state.  In a demonstration project funded by the Rehabilitation Services Administration, SCVRD

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Posted in Interagency collaboration and partnership, Memorandums of Understanding, Performance measurement and data management, Service planning and coordination, Services and service innovations, Transition planning in schools

State Perspectives on Using the Guideposts for Success — Maryland

This brief describes the pilot of a transition services model implemented in Maryland, The Maryland Seamless Transition Collaborative, that draws from the research-based Guidepost for Success framework composed of five areas shown to be components of transition services correlated with

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Posted in Career preparation and work-based learning, Family Involvement, Interagency collaboration and partnership, Post-secondary Education, Services and service innovations, Transition planning in schools, Youth development and leadership

Worksupport.com Who We Are

This website describes the Virginia Commonwealth University Rehabilitation Research and Training Center and provides links to projects including Innovative Transition Practices, Post High Experience, and The Center on Transition to Employment for Youth with Disabilities. Citation: Virginia Commonwealth University Rehabilitation

Posted in Post-secondary Education, Research and evaluation reports, Services and service innovations, Transition planning in schools

Transition Goals

This web page provides guidelines for developing IEP transition goals for students receiving IDEA services as adolescents/young adults in high school. Citation: National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (2012). “Transition Goals in the IEP.” from http://nichcy.org/schoolage/transitionadult/goals. Link to Resource

Posted in Post-secondary Education, Services and service innovations, Transition planning in schools

Transition Services for Students Aged 18-21 with Intellectual Disabilities in College and Community Settings: Models and Implications of Success

This article provides an overview of types of IDEA-funded and LEA-administered transition programs for older students with intellectual disability, aged 18 – 21, on college campuses.  It provides an in-depth description of one program administered by the Baltimore City Public

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Posted in Employment outcome data, Interagency collaboration and partnership, Performance measurement and data management, Post-secondary Education, Service planning and coordination, Services and service innovations, Transition planning in schools, Youth development and leadership

Trainings

This web page contains links to handouts from DREDF’s training on transitioning students with disabilities to postsecondary education and employment.  A training pertaining to postsecondary education includes general on-line resources, resources on financial aid, and resources tailored to the needs

Posted in Career preparation and work-based learning, Family Involvement, Interagency collaboration and partnership, Post-secondary Education, Services and service innovations, Transition planning in schools, Youth development and leadership

Transition Checklist

A checklist for families to use during secondary school to prepare for the transition to postsecondary education of students with intellectual disability. Citation: Think College. “Transition Checklist.” from http://www.thinkcollege.net/images/stories/site_docs/family_checklist.pdf. Link to resource

Posted in Family Involvement, Post-secondary Education, Services and service innovations, Transition planning in schools

An Assessment of Transition Policies and Practices in State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies

Describes the state and local interagency agreements, identification, referral and application procedures, role of VR personnel, transition services, and resources and funding of transition services in 80 VR agencies.  Describes promising practices in the delivery of transition services to youth

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Posted in Interagency collaboration and partnership, Memorandums of Understanding, Services and service innovations, Transition planning in schools

Aligning Transition Services With Secondary Education Reform: A Position Statement of the Division of Career Development and Transition

This article summarizes the history of U.S. public policy on transitioning youth from high school and presents a position statement of the Division on Career Development and Transition.  It discusses current efforts to improve transition for students who are not

Posted in Family Involvement, Services and service innovations, Transition planning in schools, Youth development and leadership

Employer Perspectives on Hiring and Accommodating Youth in Transition

This article reviews the literature on employer views of hiring youth with disabilities, summarizes organizational development theory, and provides two case studies to demonstrate that transitioning youth with disabilities to employment from secondary or postsecondary institutions can be facilitated by

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