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Elevating Employment Outcomes for Youth with Disabilities

This website, supporting the integrated employment of youth with IDD, was created by Tennessee’s PIE project for various audiences, including  youth with IDD, their families, educators, other direct service professionals, employers, and local public policy analysts and administrators.  It describes

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Posted in Employment outcome data, Services and service innovations, Training and technical assistance

Family Engagement Framework, A Guide for Illinois School Districts, Schools and Families, Draft

This report, developed jointly by the Illinois State Board of Education, the American Institutes for Research, and the Academic Development Institute, provides a comprehensive guide to developing systemic school-family partnerships to support student learning and development.   It includes a

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Posted in Family Involvement, National level resources, Services and service innovations

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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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

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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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

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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