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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

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

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

Employment and Post-Secondary Educational Activities for Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders During the Transition to Adulthood

This report describes the post-high school educational and occupational activities of 66 young adults with autism spectrum disorders who had recently exited the secondary school system. Analyses indicated low rates of employment in the community, with the majority of young

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

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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