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Transition to Employment: Model Projects Fostering Careers in the Arts for Youth with Disabilities

Report describes six programs designed to help students with disabilities transition to careers in the arts. Citation: VSA: The International Organization on Arts and Disability.  Transition to Employment: Model Projects Fostering Careers in the Arts for Youth with Disabilities.  Accessed

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

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

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

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

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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Written Testimony William E. Kiernan, Ph.D., Meeting of March 15, 2011 on the Employment of People with Mental Disabilities

Testimony on barriers to employment for individuals with mental disabilities explains the need to engage employers in the training and hiring process, use technology to match potential workers and employers on the basis of knowledge, skills, and abilities, and provide

Posted in Career preparation and work-based learning, Professional development for support staff, Services and service innovations, Training and technical assistance

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

NextSTEP National Service to Employment Project, Actively Engaging Members in their Own Success: Lessons Learned from the Integrated Employment Field

Powerpoint of presentation at 2011 Symposium on Service & Inclusion describing strategies for including individuals with disabilities in national service in ways that lead to their integrated employment. Citation: Timmons, J., et al. (2011). NextSTEP National Service to Employment Project,

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

Advisory: Training and Employment Guidance Letter No. 31-10

Document details strategies and resources for increasing effective services for youth with disabilities through the public workforce system including training, coordination, universal design, strength-based assessment and career development planning, work experience, outreach to and relationships with employers, service, summer employment,

Posted in Career preparation and work-based learning, Interagency collaboration and partnership, Professional development for support staff, Services and service innovations, Training and technical assistance

Findings from the Learning Community on Service and Vocational Rehabilitation

A report on the findings of a learning community convened by the National Service to Employment Project (NextSTEP) on service-vocational rehabilitation collaboration on behalf of pathways to employment and postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities.  Includes advantages, barriers, brief descriptions

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