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Trainor, Audrey A.; Newman, Lynn; Garcia, Elisa; Woodley, Heather H.; Traxler, Rachel Elizabeth; Deschene, D. Nicole – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2019
Transition planning is particularly important for dually identified English learners with disabilities, who frequently face additional challenges to postsecondary education success. This study examined postschool expectations, transition planning experiences, and supports of a nationally representative sample of English learners with disabilities,…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Transitional Programs, Educational Planning, English Language Learners
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Gary, Kelli W.; Sima, Adam; Wehman, Paul; Johnson, Khalilah R. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2019
Related services were examined for 1,400 racial/ethnic transitioning minorities enrolled in the National Longitudinal Transition Study--2 database after adjusting for demographic and socioeconomic variables. Propensity methods balanced minorities (32%) and nonminorities (68%) on demographic and socioeconomic factors. Logistic regressions…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Ethnic Groups, Disabilities, Longitudinal Studies
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Whittenburg, Holly N.; Sims, Katie A.; Wehman, Paul; Walther-Thomas, Christine – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2019
High school work experience is a predictor of postsecondary employment success for youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Developing integrated work experiences often requires schools to partner with local businesses; yet, secondary special education transition teams may not have prior experience or preparation in this type…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, High School Students, Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities
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Francis, Grace L.; Regester, April; Reed, Alexandra S. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2019
Parent involvement and parent-professional collaboration influence positive transitions from school into adult life among young adults with disabilities. However, parents frequently report being uninformed and uninvolved in transition planning and there is a paucity of information on how to develop these relationships in high school and…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Disabilities, Parent Participation, Parent Attitudes
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Alverson, Charlotte Y.; Yamamoto, Scott H. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2019
We conducted an exploratory descriptive qualitative study on extant data of responses to the state's open-ended question from their annual post-school outcomes survey: "If you could tell your school one thing, what would you tell them (make a suggestion to help better prepare current students for life after high school)?" Respondents…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Alumni, Student Attitudes, Educational Attitudes
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Cmar, Jennifer L.; McDonnall, Michele C. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2019
Early work experiences predict future employment for youth with visual impairments, particularly when youth find jobs independently, but research has not supported the efficacy of sponsored work for this population. The most effective work experience programs include additional components such as job search assistance, and job search interventions…
Descriptors: Job Search Methods, Program Effectiveness, Youth, Visual Impairments
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Keel, Joanna Mossmond; Cushing, Lisa Sharon; Awsumb, Jessica M. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
This study explored perspectives about the desired components of adult life for 12th-grade Latino students with learning disabilities, their parents, and special education teachers. Focus groups and individual interviews were used to understand the similarities and differences in post-school visions and expectations among participants. Five…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Learning Disabilities, Focus Groups, Special Education Teachers
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Kearney, Kelly B.; Dukes, Charles – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
Microenterprises in the classroom provide a unique way to incorporate academic goals within transitional skill instruction for students with developmental disabilities. The purpose of this article is to discuss how the principles of microenterprises can be used by classroom teachers to practice these skills as well as an overview of how to create…
Descriptors: Small Businesses, Developmental Disabilities, Skill Development, High School Students
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Haines, Shana J.; Francis, Grace L.; Shepherd, Katharine G.; Ziegler, Meg; Mabika, Goma – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
The McGill Action Planning System (also referred to as Making Action Plans or MAPS) is a supportive, strengths-based process that enables teams to understand each other and work together to support students in achieving their dreams. This process can work very well with all transitioning students with disabilities and their families, including…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Individualized Transition Plans, Planning, Family School Relationship
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Prince, Angela M. T.; Hodge, Janie; Bridges, William C.; Katsiyannis, Antonis – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
Youth with disabilities have consistently poor postschool engagement outcomes in employment and postsecondary education and training. At least once every 6 years, states are required to submit a State Performance Plan in which they report performance on the progress of students with disabilities (20 U.S.C. 1416(b)(1)). Indicator 14 requires states…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Youth Employment, Youth Opportunities, Predictor Variables
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Hennessey, Maeghan N.; Terry, Robert; Martin, James E.; McConnell, Amber E.; Willis, Donna M. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
We examined the theoretical factor structure fit and psychometric properties of the "Transition Assessment and Goal Generator" (TAGG). In the first study, 349 transition-aged students with disabilities, their special educators, and family members completed TAGG assessments, and using exploratory factor analysis (EFA)/confirmatory factor…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Factor Structure, Factor Analysis, Disabilities
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Cmar, Jennifer L.; McDonnall, Michele C.; Markoski, Kasey M. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
Youth with deaf-blindness have difficulty transitioning to adulthood and experience poor employment outcomes, yet research on this population is limited. To identify predictors of postschool employment outcomes for transition-age youth who are deaf-blind, we conducted multiple logistic regression analyses using data from Waves 1 through 5 of the…
Descriptors: Deaf Blind, Predictor Variables, Employment Level, Work Experience
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Rowe, Dawn A.; McNaught, John; Yoho, Louise M.; Davis, Mariya; Mazzotti, Valerie L. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
Although there are many transitions that occur in a young person's life, transition from high school to adulthood can be one of the most challenging. This transition requires autonomy and decision-making skills. To support youth in having positive outcomes after high school, it is imperative for teachers to have strategies to guide students in…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Internet, Resources, Personal Autonomy
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Morningstar, Mary E.; Lombardi, Allison; Fowler, Catherine H.; Test, David W. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2017
In this qualitative study, a proposed organizing framework of college and career readiness for secondary students with disabilities was developed based on a synthesis of extant research articulating student success. The original proposed framework included six domains representing academic and nonacademic skills associated with college and career…
Descriptors: High School Students, Disabilities, College Readiness, Career Readiness
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Cavendish, Wendy – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2017
The role of gender, race/ethnicity, and disability category in the relationship between student perceptions of family support of personal growth and school facilitation of student involvement and the development of self-determination was examined in a sample of 190 diverse high school students with disabilities. Results indicated that both school…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Racial Differences, Ethnic Groups, Disabilities
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