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Post-School Outcomes for Transitioning Youth with Developmental Disabilities

This issue brief summarizes the design and results of a survey-based study that examined predictors of post-secondary school employment outcomes for transition-aged youth with developmental disabilities.  The study found that family preference for integrated employment and paid work experience prior

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

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

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

Postsecondary Education as a Critical Step Toward Meaningful Employment: Vocational Rehabilitation’s Role

Across the country, postsecondary education is an increasingly important indicator of career success, particularly for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID). Vocational Rehabilitation agencies can provide postsecondary education supports that improve outcomes for youth with ID.  Analyzing data from the RSA-911

Posted in Employment outcome data, Post-secondary Education, Service planning and coordination, Services and service innovations, Transition planning in schools

Think College: Postsecondary Education Options for Students with Intellectual Disabilities

Early data shows positive relationship between any level of college participation and positive employment outcomes for students with intellectual disabilities. Citation: Grigal, M. and D. Hart (2009). Think College: Postsecondary Education Options for Students with Intellectual Disabilities. Link to resource

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Influence of Least Restrictive Environment and Community Based Training on Integrated Employment Outcomes for Transitioning Students with Severe Disabilities

Study looks at employment outcomes of students with severe disabilities, aged 21 and 22, transitioning from high school without diplomas.  Students who had been in school settings (college campuses) providing integration with similar age typical peers and students who had

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The Post-High School Outcomes of Young Adults with Disabilities Up to 8 Years After High School

This report, based on data from the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 (NLTS2), provides a national picture of post-high school outcomes for students with disabilities. The report describes the experiences and outcomes of young adults with disabilities in postsecondary education, employment,

Posted in Employment outcome data, National level resources, Post-secondary Education, Research and evaluation reports

Predictors of Employment and Postsecondary Education of Youth with Autism

An exploratory correlational study of administrative data indicates that among a sample of youth with autism who received vocational rehabilitation services in FY 2008 the odds of obtaining integrated employment were greater for youth who received job placement services.  In

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

Postsecondary Education and Employment Outcomes for Youth with Intellectual Disabilities

This is a data note concerning youth with intellectual disabilities who received vocational rehabilitation services between the ages of 16 and 26.  It compares the employment outcomes of the few (3.4%) who participated in postsecondary education (PSE) as part of

Posted in Employment outcome data, National level resources, Post-secondary Education, Services and service innovations
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