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Honsberger, Toby J.; Brady, Michael P.; Honsberger, Christine F.; Kearney, Kelly B. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2019
Many secondary students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are not taught employability skills and routines needed for competitive or supported employment in regular community environments. Literacy-based behavioral interventions (LBBIs) that combine print, pictures, and behavioral rehearsal are effective for promoting acquisition and maintenance…
Descriptors: Literacy, Intervention, Secondary School Students, Autism
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Gushanas, Christina M.; Thompson, Julie L. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2019
Research indicates that employers rate personal hygiene as the number one barrier to employment among individuals with developmental disabilities. However, there is limited literature on improving personal hygiene in preparation for employment among individuals with developmental disabilities. Using a multiple-baseline across-participants design,…
Descriptors: Hygiene, Barriers, Developmental Disabilities, Self Management
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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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Bouck, Emily C.; Chamberlain, Courtney – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2017
Understanding the relationship between services and outcomes is important for students with disabilities. While research exists regarding relationships between services and supports provided in school and adult life outcomes for students with disabilities, less attention is paid to the supports and services provided after students exit high…
Descriptors: Mild Intellectual Disability, Longitudinal Studies, Special Education, Transitional Programs
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Pouliot, Danielle M.; Müller, Eve; Frasché, Nancy F.; Kern, Ann S.; Resti, Israelle H. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2017
Speech and language impairments can pose significant challenges to the successful workplace inclusion of young adults with intellectual disabilities (IDs) and/or autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Breakdowns are most likely to occur when support staff, workplace supervisors, or co-workers are unsure how to support effective communication.…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Young Adults
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Francis, Grace L.; Gross, Judith M. S.; Turnbull, Ann P.; Turnbull, H. Rutherford, III – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2015
Competitive employment (i.e., employment in community settings among people without disabilities for minimum wage or higher) improves quality of life for people with disabilities who have individualized support needs (ISN). However, attaining competitive employment can be challenging for people with ISN. This study used a mixed methods design to…
Descriptors: Employment, Disabilities, Family (Sociological Unit), Mixed Methods Research
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Wagner, Mary M.; Newman, Lynn A.; Javitz, Harold S. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2014
Using data from the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2, this study considers (a) the extent to which the socioeconomic status (SES) of youth with disabilities predicted their likelihood of high school graduation, postsecondary education enrollment, and employment; (b) the extent to which other individual and family factors mediated the…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Disabilities, Predictor Variables, High School Students
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Gaumer Erickson, Amy S.; Noonan, Patricia M.; Brussow, Jennifer A.; Gilpin, Barb J. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2014
Since the revision of Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in 2004, experts and service providers have been operating on the untested assumption that State Performance Plan Indicator 13 (transition Individualized Education Program [IEP] compliance) is a precursor to Indicator 14 (student outcomes of engagement in postsecondary…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Individualized 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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Abidi, Javed; Sharma, Dorodi – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2014
The worldwide problems of disability, poverty, and unemployment stem out of the interaction of multiple factors including social stigma, stereotypes, lack of access to physical infrastructure, information, and enabling environments. Given this, a singular approach toward tackling these interrelated issues falls short. This article attempts to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Poverty, Disabilities, Employment
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Rabren, Karen; Carpenter, Jonathan; Dunn, Caroline; Carney, Jamie S. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2014
There is clear and convincing evidence that students with disabilities living in poverty are facing the double jeopardy of dealing with issues associated with their disability, as well as the challenges of living in minimal conditions. Improving outcomes for this population requires the identification and implementation of effective programs. This…
Descriptors: Poverty, Disabilities, Vocational Education, Employment
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Rojewski, Jay W.; Lee, In Heok; Gregg, Noel – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2014
A longitudinal sample from the Educational Longitudinal Study of 2002 was used to determine differences in work outcomes between (a) individuals with learning disabilities or emotional-behavior disorders and (b) individuals with or without disabilities. Twelve factors were arranged into individual, family, school-peer, and community categories.…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Longitudinal Studies, Learning Disabilities, Emotional Disturbances
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McConnell, Amber E.; Martin, James E.; Juan, Chen Ya; Hennessey, Maeghan N.; Terry, Robert A.; el-Kazimi, Nidal A.; Pannells, Tammy C.; Willis, Donna M. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2013
We conducted an analysis of the secondary transition qualitative and quantitative research literature to build comprehensive constructs and lists of student nonacademic behaviors associated with post-high school employment and education. From a pool of 83 initial quantitative and qualitative studies, 35 met the inclusion criteria, and the analysis…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis, Correlation, High School Students
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Ju, Song; Zhang, Dalun; Pacha, Jacqueline – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2012
Individuals with disabilities face persistent challenges in gaining meaningful employment. One of the barriers to successful employment is a lack of employability skills. The purpose of this study was to identify employability skills that employers value as being important and to examine whether employers have different expectations for…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Employees, Disabilities, Job Skills
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Trainor, Audrey A.; Carter, Erik W.; Swedeen, Beth; Pickett, Kelly – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2012
Although early work experiences can impart a number of benefits to adolescents with disabilities, few students have meaningful access to these opportunities. The authors examined "community conversations" to build capacity and interest in expanding employment opportunities. Events were held in seven different communities and used the…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Adolescents, Employment Opportunities, Social Capital
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