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Transition Checklist

A checklist for families to use during secondary school to prepare for the transition to postsecondary education of students with intellectual disability. Citation: Think College. “Transition Checklist.” from http://www.thinkcollege.net/images/stories/site_docs/family_checklist.pdf. Link to resource

Posted in Family Involvement, Post-secondary Education, Services and service innovations, Transition planning in schools

Postsecondary Education as a Critical Step Toward Meaningful Employment: Vocational Rehabilitation’s Role

Across the country, postsecondary education is an increasingly important indicator of career success, particularly for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID). Vocational Rehabilitation agencies can provide postsecondary education supports that improve outcomes for youth with ID.  Analyzing data from the RSA-911

Posted in Employment outcome data, Post-secondary Education, Service planning and coordination, Services and service innovations, Transition planning in schools

Postsecondary Education Options for Students with Intellectual Disabilities

Brief provides information on postsecondary education (PSE) for students with intellectual disabilities (ID) including an overview of program models, a summary of research findings on options and outcomes, recommendations for improving the access of students with ID to PSE, and

Posted in Post-secondary Education, Services and service innovations

Life Beyond the Classroom: Transition Strategies for Young People with Disabilities

Collection of essays on facilitating the transition of youth with disabilities from high school. Citation: Paul Wehman (ed) (2006). Life Beyond the Classroom: Transition Strategies for Young People With Disabilities. Baltimore, Paul Brookes Publishing Co. Link to resource

Posted in Post-secondary Education, Service planning and coordination, Services and service innovations, Transition planning in schools, Youth development and leadership

Youth on the Move: A Roadmap for Transition

Website provides information to Massachusetts teachers, counselors, family members and community providers on transitioning students with disabilities from high school.   Includes descriptions of state and federal public policy and information on youth development, secondary and postsecondary education, career development, and

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

Think College: College Options for People with Disabilities

Website with information for students, families, and professionals on college options for students with intellectual disabilities. Citation: Institute for Community Inclusion. “Think College:  College Options for People With Disabilities.” from http://www.thinkcollege.net. Link to resource  

Posted in Family Involvement, Post-secondary Education, Services and service innovations

Think College: Postsecondary Education Options for Students with Intellectual Disabilities

Early data shows positive relationship between any level of college participation and positive employment outcomes for students with intellectual disabilities. Citation: Grigal, M. and D. Hart (2009). Think College: Postsecondary Education Options for Students with Intellectual Disabilities. Link to resource

Posted in Employment outcome data, Post-secondary Education, Research and evaluation reports, Services and service innovations

Evidence-Based Practices and Predictors in Secondary Transition: What We Know and What We Still Need to Know

Identifies 33 evidence-based transition practices and 16 evidence-based predictors of postsecondary education, employment, and independent living for students with disabilities leaving high school. Citation: Test, D. W., C. Fowler, et al. (2012). Evidence-Based Practices and Predictors in Secondary Transition: What

Posted in Family Involvement, Post-secondary Education, Research and evaluation reports, Services and service innovations, Transition planning in schools, Youth development and leadership

Transition Planning for Students with Intellectual Disability, Autism, or Other Disabilities: Data from the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2

Uses first wave of National Longitudinal Transition Study – 2 (NLTS2) to compare transition planning for students with intellectual disabilities (ID), autism, and other disabilities.  Although transition planning was conducted for a majority of students, few took a leadership role

Posted in Family Involvement, Interagency collaboration and partnership, National level resources, Post-secondary Education, Research and evaluation reports, Services and service innovations, Transition planning in schools, Youth development and leadership

The Post-High School Outcomes of Young Adults with Disabilities Up to 8 Years After High School

This report, based on data from the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 (NLTS2), provides a national picture of post-high school outcomes for students with disabilities. The report describes the experiences and outcomes of young adults with disabilities in postsecondary education, employment,

Posted in Employment outcome data, National level resources, Post-secondary Education, Research and evaluation reports
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