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Essential Life Skills for All Teens

This one-page handout lists independent living skills by topic area:  home maintenance, financial literacy, civic participation, technology, food, personal appearance. health, self-determination and management, learning and education, transportation, community access, recreation, employment. Citation Shasta 21st Century Career Connections. Essential Life

Posted in Services and service innovations, Youth development and leadership

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

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

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

Lessons Learned from Project Impact: Community Service During the Transition to Employment for Youth with Disabilities

This report describes Project Impact, a service project transition strategy for students with disabilities jointly administered by Florida Americorps and the National Service to Employment Project. Citation: National Service to Employment Project. Lessons Learned from Project Impact:  Community Service During

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Life Beyond the Classroom: Transition Strategies for Young People with Disabilities

Collection of essays on facilitating the transition of youth with disabilities from high school. Citation: Paul Wehman (ed) (2006). Life Beyond the Classroom: Transition Strategies for Young People With Disabilities. Baltimore, Paul Brookes Publishing Co. Link to resource

Posted in Post-secondary Education, Service planning and coordination, Services and service innovations, Transition planning in schools, Youth development and leadership

Youth on the Move: A Roadmap for Transition

Website provides information to Massachusetts teachers, counselors, family members and community providers on transitioning students with disabilities from high school.   Includes descriptions of state and federal public policy and information on youth development, secondary and postsecondary education, career development, and

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Evidence-Based Practices and Predictors in Secondary Transition: What We Know and What We Still Need to Know

Identifies 33 evidence-based transition practices and 16 evidence-based predictors of postsecondary education, employment, and independent living for students with disabilities leaving high school. Citation: Test, D. W., C. Fowler, et al. (2012). Evidence-Based Practices and Predictors in Secondary Transition: What

Posted in Family Involvement, Post-secondary Education, Research and evaluation reports, Services and service innovations, Transition planning in schools, Youth development and leadership

Transition Planning for Students with Intellectual Disability, Autism, or Other Disabilities: Data from the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2

Uses first wave of National Longitudinal Transition Study – 2 (NLTS2) to compare transition planning for students with intellectual disabilities (ID), autism, and other disabilities.  Although transition planning was conducted for a majority of students, few took a leadership role

Posted in Family Involvement, Interagency collaboration and partnership, National level resources, Post-secondary Education, Research and evaluation reports, Services and service innovations, Transition planning in schools, Youth development and leadership
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