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Longitudinal Outcomes of Project SEARCH in Upstate New York

Reports on longitudinal analysis of Project SEARCH impacts on participants’ employment. Citation Julie J. Christensen, Hetherington S., Dastonb M., Riehle E. (2015). Longitudinal Outcomes of Project SEARCH in Upstate New York, Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, vol. 42, p. 247–255. Link to resource

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

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

A Better Bottom Line: Employing People with Disabilities, Blueprint for Governors

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

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Posted in Career preparation and work-based learning, Post-secondary Education, Services and service innovations, Transition planning in schools

Road to Reform

This report describes New York State’s reform initiative to achieve a system-wide transformation in its treatment of individuals with developmental disabilities.  Goals include achieving more person-centered service planning and improving personal and system-wide outcomes, with individuals living in the most

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Posted in Funding mechanisms, Performance measurement and data management, Service planning and coordination, Services and service innovations, Strategic goals and operating policies

Articulating Roles and Responsibilities in the Transition Planning Process: A Practice Aimed at Figuring Out How to Work Together.

This report describes the steps taken by a regional work group in central New York state to increase the collaboration of schools and Vocational Rehabilitation agencies in transitioning students with disabilities from high school to employment or training. Citation: Murphy,

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Evaluation of a Multi-Site Transition to Adulthood Program for Youth with Disabilities

Describes methods to evaluate the Model Transition Program (MTP) in New York State in which the New York State Education Department awarded sixty MTP grants in 2007 to school districts throughout the state. The objectives of the MTP were to

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

Person Centered Planning in a Transition Program for Bronx Youth With Disabilities

Article, based on observation and semi-structured interviewing, describes the implementation of person-centered-planning for youth with disabilities of the Youth Transition Demonstration Project of The City University of New York in a Bronx school district of great disadvantage.  The article considers

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Posted in Career preparation and work-based learning, Family Involvement, Interagency collaboration and partnership, Professional development for support staff, Research and evaluation reports, Service planning and coordination, Services and service innovations, 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
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