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Trends in Employment Outcomes of Young Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

This report consists of tables displaying recent annual employment and economic outcomes for young adults with intellectual disability for each of the 50 states and Washington, D.C..  The report features data from three sources:  the American Community Survey (ACS) based

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Posted in Employment outcome data, National level resources, Research and evaluation reports

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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Posted in Employment outcome data, Family Involvement, Research and evaluation reports, Services and service innovations

State Perspectives on Using the Guideposts for Success — Maryland

This brief describes the pilot of a transition services model implemented in Maryland, The Maryland Seamless Transition Collaborative, that draws from the research-based Guidepost for Success framework composed of five areas shown to be components of transition services correlated with

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Posted in Career preparation and work-based learning, Family Involvement, Interagency collaboration and partnership, Post-secondary Education, Services and service innovations, Transition planning in schools, Youth development and leadership

Maryland State Department of Education Intra-Agency Cooperative Transition Planning Agreement for Secondary Students With Disabilities

This is an intra-agency agreement of several divisions within the Maryland Department of Education, including the Divisions of Rehabilitation Services, Special Education, Career Technology and Adult Learning and Student and School Services to facilitate the transition of students with disabilities

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Posted in Interagency collaboration and partnership, Memorandums of Understanding

Transition Services for Students Aged 18-21 with Intellectual Disabilities in College and Community Settings: Models and Implications of Success

This article provides an overview of types of IDEA-funded and LEA-administered transition programs for older students with intellectual disability, aged 18 – 21, on college campuses.  It provides an in-depth description of one program administered by the Baltimore City Public

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Posted in Employment outcome data, Interagency collaboration and partnership, Performance measurement and data management, Post-secondary Education, Service planning and coordination, Services and service innovations, Transition planning in schools, Youth development and leadership

A Review and Discussion of a Model for Seamless Transition to Adulthood

The Transition Service Integration Model integrates the resources of public schools and rehabilitation and developmental disability systems. Schools and private non-profit agencies work together to develop employment and inclusive community activities during students’ last school year. Rehabilitation and developmental disability

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Posted in Career preparation and work-based learning, Employment outcome data, Interagency collaboration and partnership, Research and evaluation reports, Service planning and coordination, Services and service innovations, Transition planning in schools

The Social Security Administration’s Youth Transition Demonstration Projects: Implementation Lessons from the Original Projects

Describes the implementation experiences of seven Youth Transition Demonstration projects for improving education and employment outcomes for youth and young adults with disabilities.  Provides lessons for policymakers and program operators in the design and implementation of employment programs for youth

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Posted in Cross agency funding, Funding mechanisms, Interagency collaboration and partnership, Performance measurement and data management, Research and evaluation reports, Service planning and coordination

Integrating Service Systems at the Point of Transition for Youth with Significant Support Needs: A Model that Works

Presents a “Transition Service Integration Model” for individuals needing significant support.  The model integrates the resources of public schools and rehabilitation and developmental disabilities systems.  School districts form a partnership with non-profit community rehabilitation agencies to work together during students’

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Posted in Career preparation and work-based learning, Funding mechanisms, Interagency collaboration and partnership, Service planning and coordination, Services and service innovations, Transition planning in schools

Promising Practices by State Agencies: Collaboration

Website contains descriptive summaries of state practices that encourage formal and informal interagency relationships to more holistically support individuals with ID/DD in employment.   Summaries include descriptions of collaborative programs, the contexts in which they were developed, how they have been

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Posted in Interagency collaboration and partnership, Service planning and coordination
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