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 potential is one of five recommendations. The report recommends and develops three strategies for increasing the employment of youth with disabilities: incorporating career readiness into the K-12 education curriculum, providing work-based experience and skill development opportunities, and supporting college and university students in their transition to work. The report provides information on program models for each of these recommended strategies.
Stewart, L., et al. (2013). A Better Bottom LIne: Employing People with Disabilities, Blueprint for Governors, National Governor’s Association.