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Engaging Families of Youth with Intellectual Disabilities in Systems Change Efforts

This brief describes why families are essential partners in systems change efforts.  It discusses strategies for engaging parents and families in systems change efforts and for promoting their involvement to state-level partners. Citation Roy, Sean. (2014). Engaging Families of Youth

Posted in Family Involvement, Interagency collaboration and partnership

Employment First Florida

Web page describes Florida’s Employment First policy and implementation efforts. Link to resource

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Memorandum of Understanding Between California Department of Rehabilitation, California Department of Developmental Services, and California Department of Education

2014. Memorandum of Understanding Between California Department of Rehabilitation, California Department of Developmental Services, and California Department of Education Link to resource

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TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CIRCULAR RSA-TAC-14-03 DATE: May 6, 2014

Through this technical assistance circular the federal Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) addresses a variety of transition issues that state VR agencies have raised during monitoring activities.  The statutory and regulatory provisions described in this circular provide a foundation on which

Posted in Interagency collaboration and partnership

Transition from School to Work

This powerpoint describes the King County, WA, School to Work program that transitions students with I/DD from high school to integrated employment.  The powerpoint includes a history of the employment movement in WA in the context of national policy development. 

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Posted in Employment outcome data, Family Involvement, Funding mechanisms, Interagency collaboration and partnership, Leadership, Memorandums of Understanding, Services and service innovations, Strategic goals and operating policies, Transition planning in schools

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 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

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

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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