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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

Providing Supports to Youth with Disabilities Transitioning to Adulthood: Case Descriptions from the Youth Transition Demonstration

Article describes three Social Security Administration-initiated Youth Transition Demonstration (YTD) projects that include individualized work-based experiences, youth empowerment, family supports, system linkages, social and health services, SSA work incentive waivers, and benefits counseling. Citation: Luecking, R. G., and Wittenburg, D.

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

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
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