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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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Burnes, Jennifer J.; Martin, James E.; Terry, Robert; McConnell, Amber E.; Hennessey, Maeghan N. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
We conducted an exploratory study to investigate the relation between nonacademic behavior constructs measured by the "Transition Assessment and Goal Generator" (TAGG) and postsecondary education and employment outcomes for 297 high school leavers who completed the TAGG during their high school years. Four of eight TAGG constructs…
Descriptors: Correlation, Postsecondary Education, Educational Attainment, Employment Level
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Balcazar, Fabricio E.; Awsumb, Jessica; Dimpfl, Shawn; Langi, F. L. Fredrik G.; Lara, Jazmin – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
This study describes an intervention developed to implement several best transition practices with a high risk/high need population. In all, 116 students with disabilities from a charter school for dropouts participated. All students were interviewed at different points in time to track their progress as they completed the program. Records of…
Descriptors: Dropout Programs, Continuation Students, Minority Group Students, Youth Programs
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Alhossan, Bandar A.; Trainor, Audrey A. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2017
This study investigated to what extent faculty members include and value transition curricula in special education preparation programs in Saudi Arabia. A web-based survey was conducted and sent to special education professors across 20 universities. Descriptive statistics and a t-test analysis generated three main findings: (a) Institutions…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Transitional Programs, Special Education
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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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Alverson, Charlotte Y.; Yamamoto, Scott H. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2017
Research has consistently documented poor employment outcomes for young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Vocational rehabilitation (VR) services provide substantial federal and state commitments to individuals with disabilities to obtain and maintain employment. To date, little research has examined the relationship between VR services…
Descriptors: Employment Patterns, Outcomes of Education, Education Work Relationship, Vocational Rehabilitation
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Sowers, Jo-Ann; Powers, Laurie; Schmidt, Jessica; Keller, Thomas E.; Turner, Alison; Salazar, Amy; Swank, Paul R. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2017
Individuals with disabilities are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. The purpose of this study was to experimentally evaluate the impact of a STEM mentor intervention and differences between students matched with mentors with or without disabilities on career planning outcomes. An independent groups ×…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Disabilities, Mentors, Career Planning
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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
Shogren, Karrie A.; Wehmeyer, Michael L.; Little, Todd D.; Forber-Pratt, Anjali J.; Palmer, Susan B.; Seo, Hyojeong – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2017
The purpose of this article is to describe preliminary psychometric characteristics of a student self-report measure of self-determination, the "Self-Determination Inventory: Student Report" version (SDI-SR), designed for youth with and without disabilities. We administered the draft assessment to 311 youth and examined item functioning…
Descriptors: Construct Validity, Test Reliability, Scores, Psychometrics
McConnell, Amber E.; Martin, James E.; Herron, Jason P.; Hennessey, Maeghan N. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2017
Gender differences have been found in post-school outcomes of students with disabilities, yet these differences are rarely examined. To determine whether male and female high school students with disabilities scored differently in non-academic behaviors known to affect post-school education and employment measured by the Transition Assessment and…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, High School Students, Disabilities, Scores
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Repetto, Jeanne B.; Jaress, Jennifer; Lindsey, Jenna; Bae, Jungah – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2016
The purpose of this study was to assess the inclusion of health care components in transition Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for students diagnosed with Other Health Impaired (OHI). In this study, we analyzed 50 IEPs of students with an OHI diagnosis to establish whether there are health-related components or other common health care…
Descriptors: Investigations, Transitional Programs, Individualized Education Programs, Individualized Family Service Plans
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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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Skaff, Laura F.; Kemp, Jennifer N.; Sternesky McGovern, Laura A.; Fantacone, Julia M. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2016
The purpose of this study was to gather information from educators and parents on their perceptions of the effectiveness of Individualized Learning Plans (ILPs) in assisting students with disabilities in gaining the experiences needed to develop college and career readiness skills. Results from focus groups and surveys of 1,117 parents and 484…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Parent Attitudes, Disabilities, College Readiness
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Van Laarhoven-Myers, Traci E.; Van Laarhoven, Toni R.; Smith, Thomas J.; Johnson, Heather; Olson, Justin – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2016
Despite the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act's (IDEA) mandates for student involvement in the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process, several researchers have demonstrated limited student participation. One method for encouraging self-advocacy and active IEP participation is to teach students to communicate their hopes, dreams,…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Self Advocacy, Student Participation, Technology Uses in Education
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