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Grigal, Meg; Cooney, Lori; Hart, Debra – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2019
Engagement and academic success in middle school is critically important to ensure students with disabilities complete high school and have a viable path to and through postsecondary education. Although most middle school students say they want to pursue postsecondary education or training, a significant proportion are not actively engaged in…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Middle School Students, Youth
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Keenan, Walter R.; Madaus, Joseph W.; Lombardi, Allison R.; Dukes, Lyman L. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2019
The Americans With Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 expanded the legal definition of disability to establish broader coverage for individuals with disabilities, including college students, than the definition in the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990. The new interpretation of the definition of disability shifted the main purpose of…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Documentation, Transitional Programs, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)
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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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Kellems, Ryan O.; Cacciatore, Giulia; Osborne, Kaitlyn – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2019
A basic understanding of math, numeracy, and related concepts are critical skills for functioning independently in society. Individuals with disabilities often struggle with basic math, which impedes their ability for independent living. Augmented reality (AR), which builds on the evidence-based principles of video modeling, is a promising…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Students
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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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Bross, Leslie Ann; Zane, Thomas L.; Kellems, Ryan O. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2019
Preparing secondary students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) for a variety of potential professions is important to enhance their postsecondary employment outcomes. This article provides step-by-step guidelines for practitioners to use video modeling interventions to develop the customer service skills of students with ASD who are employed or…
Descriptors: Job Skills, Skill Development, Job Training, Helping Relationship
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Bartholomew, Audrey L.; Griffin, Nancy – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
The authors present a tool teachers can use to modify their instruction so that it is based on universal design and includes secondary transition topics and skills. This checklist includes Universal Design for Learning (UDL) checkpoints and prompts teachers to go through a set of guiding questions that focus on both UDL and secondary transition.…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Check Lists, Access to Education, Skill Development
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Mazzotti, Valerie L.; Rowe, Dawn A.; Simonsen, Monica; Boaz, Bonnie; VanAvery, Cynthia – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
To scale up and sustain the use of evidence-based practices, it is imperative that state education agencies systematically implement professional development that represents best practice. By delivering quality professional development to local districts, it is more likely that transition personnel will implement transition programs and practices…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Transitional Programs, Individualized Transition Plans, Evidence Based Practice
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Simonsen, Monica L.; Novak, Jeanne A.; Mazzotti, Valerie L. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
To understand the current status of transition-related credentialing systems in driving personnel preparation, it is necessary to identify which state education and rehabilitation services agencies are currently providing certification and licensure in the area of secondary transition. The purpose of this study was to examine the current state of…
Descriptors: State Policy, Policy Analysis, Credentials, Secondary Education
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Plotner, Anthony J.; Simonsen, Monica L. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine 41 secondary transition-focused personnel preparation projects funded between 2001 and 2016. Specifically, this study examined the amount and characteristics of these projects through a systematic abstract review. In addition, authors explored key issues in federally funded transition-focused personnel…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Transitional Programs, Telephone Surveys, Interviews
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Holzberg, Debra G.; Clark, Kelly A.; Morningstar, Mary E. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
Transition professional development (PD) has been identified as a way to improve transition services; however, there is a dearth of literature on transition-focused PD. To learn more about the essential features of effective PD, 73 published articles were evaluated in the area of PD in both secondary transition and special education. Articles were…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Transitional Programs, Secondary Education, Special Education
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