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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

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

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

Review of Employment Services for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: A Comprehensive Review of the State-of-the-Field from 1996-2011

This report provides an (1) an overview of the history and federal legislation relevant to delivery of employment services to individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities and (2) a review of the empirical literature on these services.  The review of

Posted in Employment outcome data, Funding mechanisms, Post-secondary Education, Research and evaluation reports, Services and service innovations, State level goals, Strategic goals and operating policies

Supporting Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities to Transition and Participate in Postsecondary Education, Transcript of NCSET Conference Call Presentation, National Center on Secondary Education and Transition

Transcript of 2004 teleconference on the participation of students, 18-21, with intellectual disabilities in programs on postsecondary education sites.  Describes various program models and emerging benefits and challenges. Citation: Stodden, R., et al. (2004). Supporting Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities to

Posted in Post-secondary Education, Services and service innovations

Postsecondary Education for Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: A Critical Review of the State of Knowledge and a Taxonomy to Guide Future Research

This research brief addresses inconsistencies and lack of clarity that limit the development of a knowledge base on the impacts of postsecondary education programs on participating individuals with IDD.  It develops an organizational framework for understanding the characteristics of programs

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

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
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