Study looks at employment outcomes of students with severe disabilities, aged 21 and 22, transitioning from high school without diplomas. Students who had been in school settings (college campuses) providing integration with similar age typical peers and students who had received community-based on-the-job training were most likely to obtain integrated employment. The study did not find any correlation between integrated employment outcomes and IQ, behavior problems, the presence of physical disability, or demographics (gender, ethnicity, and home setting) for this group.
White, J. and J. S. Weiner (2004). “Influence of Least Restrictive Environment and Community Based Training on Integrated Employment Outcomes for Transitioning Students With Severe Disabilities.” Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation 21: 149-156.