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Family Engagement Framework, A Guide for Illinois School Districts, Schools and Families, Draft

This report, developed jointly by the Illinois State Board of Education, the American Institutes for Research, and the Academic Development Institute, provides a comprehensive guide to developing systemic school-family partnerships to support student learning and development.   It includes a

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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

Promising Practices in Transition: Results of Multi-Year, Multi-Site Study

This archived webinar describes a longitudinal multisite evaluation of the Bridges Program, a highly standardized and manualized program providing career counseling and paid supported employment during the last year of high school to youth with disabilities electing the program.  Sample

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Services to Help Young Adults with I/DD Achieve Employment Outcomes

This matrix provides an overview of service options for Illinois parents of youth with I/DD who will be transitioning from high school with employment as a goal.  For each agency that provides services (in Illinois, public school district Secondary Transition

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A Regional Profile of Assistive Technology Services: Assessment of Service Delivery and Suggestions for Improving Post Secondary Transition

Article presents the content and results of a survey designed to assess the delivery of assistive technology services in Illinois, delivered by assistive technology teams, that are to facilitate the transition of students with disabilities to postsecondary education. Citation: Kearney,

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