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Trends in Employment Outcomes of Young Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

This report consists of tables displaying recent annual employment and economic outcomes for young adults with intellectual disability for each of the 50 states and Washington, D.C..  The report features data from three sources:  the American Community Survey (ACS) based

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Posted in Employment outcome data, National level resources, Research and evaluation reports

Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Family Employment Awareness Training in Kansas: A Pilot Study

This article describes and evaluates a program designed to provide training to adults with disabilities, their families, and support staff to increase expectations for competitive employment and knowledge of employment services supports and resources.  The program was collaboratively developed by

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Posted in Family Involvement, Research and evaluation reports, Services and service innovations, Training and technical assistance

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

State Trends in the Vocational Rehabilitation Engagement of Young Adults with Intellectual Disabilities: 2002-2011

Data note examines the extent to which young adults with intellectual disability engage with state Vocational Rehabilitation programs.  It compares each state’s experience with the national average and provides information on changes in engagement over the ten year period 2002-2011

Posted in Research and evaluation reports

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

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

The Rehabilitation Act: Outcomes for Transition-Age Youth

This study was conducted to assess the impact of the Rehabilitation Act on employment and postsecondary education outcomes of eligible transition-age youth.  It finds that VR may be serving only a small percentage of youth who could benefit from transition

Posted in Interagency collaboration and partnership, National level resources, Research and evaluation reports

Summary: Needs Assessment Report

Research brief summarizes findings and recommendations of a study of the training, technical assistance, and resource needs of Wisconsin stakeholders  (service providers, schools, individuals with disabilities and their families) relative to achieving integrated employment for people with disabilities in Wisconsin.

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