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When Vocational Rehabilitation and Schools Work Together to Improve Youth Transition — Innovative Strategies from Iowa

Describes Iowa program in which Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services partners with area and local education agencies to provide guidance, training, and technical assistance to schools and local VR agencies in implementing a collaborative transition process for students.  Describes the Transition Alliance Program (TAP), a partnership of local school systems and VR agencies that helps high school students or graduates, age 16 to 25 and eligible for VR services, transition to employment, independent living and postsecondary education through work experience programming.

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Larson, M. (2012). When Vocational Rehabilitation and Schools Work Together to Improve Youth Transition — Innovative Strategies from Iowa. The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth, Making the Connection between Youth with Disabilities & Employment, National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth.

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