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What is Discovery?

This brief describes research conducted by the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center in the Employment of People with Physical Disabilities to define components of customized employment.  It reports findings on 11 core components of discovery. Citation Inge, K & Graham,

Posted in Research and evaluation reports, Service planning and coordination, Services and service innovations

Supporting a Seamless Transition to Adulthood

This powerpoint provides information on the Washington State Jobs by 21 Partnership Project.  Included is a description of inclusive multi-agency transition counsels and employment outcomes.  This powerpoint also contains national employment statistics from the American Community Survey (ACS) by disability

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Posted in Employment outcome data, Interagency collaboration and partnership, Memorandums of Understanding, National level resources, Service planning and coordination, 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

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

A Guide to Preparing Your Child With a Disability for Life Beyond High School, Minnesota Secondary Transition Toolkit for Families

This guide provides detailed, comprehensive information and encouragement for parents in Minnesota on the process of planning for transition from high school for students with disabilities.  It describes how they as parents can effectively participate in that process.  Of interest,

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Posted in Family Involvement, Service planning and coordination, Services and service innovations, Transition planning in schools

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

Road to Reform

This report describes New York State’s reform initiative to achieve a system-wide transformation in its treatment of individuals with developmental disabilities.  Goals include achieving more person-centered service planning and improving personal and system-wide outcomes, with individuals living in the most

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Posted in Funding mechanisms, Performance measurement and data management, Service planning and coordination, Services and service innovations, 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

Technology and Transition: Tools for Success

This article describes a model, funded by the U.S. Department of Education in 1996 as a three-year demonstration, for providing assistive computer technology services to students with disabilities in support of their transition to postsecondary education and employment.  An occupational

Posted in Assistive technology, Service planning and coordination, Services and service innovations, Transition planning in schools

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
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