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Mamun, Arif A.; Carter, Erik W.; Fraker, Thomas M.; Timmins, Lori L. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
To better understand how early work experience shapes subsequent employment outcomes for young people (ages 18 to 20) with disabilities, we analyzed longitudinal data from the Youth Transition Demonstration (YTD) evaluation to test whether the employment experiences of 1,053 youth during the initial year after entry affected their employment…
Descriptors: Employment Level, Young Adults, Disabilities, Youth
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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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Fraker, Thomas M.; Luecking, Richard G.; Mamun, Arif A.; Martinez, John M.; Reed, Deborah S.; Wittenburg, David C. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2016
This article examines the impacts of the Youth Transition Demonstration, an initiative of the Social Security Administration (SSA) to improve employment outcomes for youth with disabilities. Based on a random assignment design, the analysis uses data from a 1-year follow-up survey and SSA administrative records for 5,203 youth in six research…
Descriptors: Demonstration Programs, Transitional Programs, Youth Programs, Normalization (Disabilities)
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Dong, Shengli; Lucas, Margaretha S. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2016
This study focused on the academic performance and use of disability support services (DSS) of students with different types of disabilities who attend a postsecondary education institution. Findings show different patterns of academic success over four semesters as well as different patterns of DSS usage. Students who requested support from DSS…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Postsecondary Education, Related Services (Special Education), Use Studies
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Morgan, Robert L.; Callow-Heusser, Catherine A.; Horrocks, Erin L.; Hoffmann, Audrey N.; Kupferman, Scott – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2014
We first conducted a synthesis of literature to identify essential transition teacher competencies to guide curriculum development for a personnel preparation program. The synthesis yielded a list of 67 competencies needed by transition teachers. Using the 67 competencies, we next created an electronic survey in which respondents were asked to…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Special Education Teachers, Curriculum Development, Teacher Education Programs
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Gerber, Paul J.; Batalo, Cecilia G.; De Arment, Serra T. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2014
Indicator 14 is a federal accountability initiative that attempts to generate data on the outcomes of students with disabilities 1 year after leaving high school. Currently, there are only two areas, postsecondary education/training and employment, mandated for examination. Ultimately, the data are used to develop specific goals for 6-year State…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Accountability, Outcomes of Education, Data Collection
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Stein, Kathleen F. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2012
Postsecondary education is an important component of career development and achievement. However, students with emotional or behavioral difficulties (EBDs) are less likely to attend a postsecondary institution than their nondisabled peers and peers with disabilities. This qualitative study explored the experiences of emerging adults diagnosed with…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Emotional Disturbances, Young Adults, Student Experience