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Washington, Barbara H.; Hughes, Carolyn; Cosgriff, Joseph C. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2012
The authors compared involvement in educational planning and use of self-determination strategies reported by two groups of students attending a high-poverty, predominately Black high school: 19 students with severe intellectual disabilities and 20 general education seniors who were identified as successful. Findings revealed that special…
Descriptors: Educational Planning, General Education, Poverty, Career Education
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Berry, Hugh G.; Ward, Michael; Caplan, Leslie – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2012
Using data from the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2, this article examines the relationships among three of Wehmeyer's components of self-determination (autonomy, empowerment, and self-realization) and subsequent reported access to postsecondary education in transitioning youths receiving Supplemental Security Income benefits. Results of…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Access to Education, Longitudinal Studies, Transitional Programs
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Palmer, Susan B.; Wehmeyer, Michael L.; Shogren, Karrie A.; Williams-Diehm, Kendra L.; Soukup, Jane H. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2012
Students with intellectual disability are often served in community-based services to promote effective adult outcomes in employment, community inclusion, and independent living (Gaumer, Morningstar & Clark (2004). "Beyond High School" (Wehmeyer, Garner, Lawrence, Yeager, & Davis, 2006), a multi-stage model to promote student…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Models, Self Determination, Students with Disabilities
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Joshi, Gauri S.; Bouck, Emily C.; Maeda, Yukiko – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2012
Employment is an important postschool goal for students with mild intellectual disability; yet, results for this particular population are often not disaggregated from other disability categories. In this study, data from the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 (NLTS2) were used to explore the extent to which students with mild intellectual…
Descriptors: Mild Intellectual Disability, Career Readiness, Transitional Programs, Employment Level
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Lindstrom, Lauren; Harwick, Robin M.; Poppen, Marcus; Doren, Bonnie – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2012
Young women with disabilities face multiple barriers in making the transition from high school to meaningful careers. This study used focus groups and individual interviews with high school girls with disabilities, college women with disabilities, high school special education teachers, school administrators and employers to examine career…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Career Development, Females, High School Students
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Solberg, V. Scott; Howard, Kimberly; Gresham, Stephen; Carter, Erik – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2012
Although fostering self-determination has emerged as a central element of recommended and evidence-based transition practices for adolescents with disabilities, few studies have examined the paths through which students develop the skills and dispositions that can enhance their self-determination and successful transitions. The authors used path…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Self Determination, Academic Achievement, Students with Disabilities
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Harvey, Michael W.; Bauserman, Adam D.; Bollinger, Brett E. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2012
This study pilot tested an employability skills rubric (ESR) to support the summary of performance (SOP) requirement in Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act. The ESR consisted of three performance areas: (a) Responsibility, (b) Problem-Solving Skills, and (c) Interpersonal Skills. The study sought to establish (a) interrater…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Job Skills, Scoring Rubrics, Responsibility
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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
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Weiss, Margaret P.; Hutchins, Bryan C.; Meece, Judith L. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2012
A national sample of students with disabilities and their nondisabled peers in rural high schools responded to a survey about their postsecondary plans and how they were preparing for them. The study included 3,318 11th- and 12th-grade students from 73 randomly selected schools. Findings indicate that 78.5% of students with disabilities and 90.7%…
Descriptors: High School Students, Grade 11, Grade 12, Students with Disabilities
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Kellems, Ryan O.; Morningstar, Mary E. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2012
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of using video modeling delivered through a portable media player (Apple video iPod) as a means of teaching job-related tasks to four young adults with autism spectrum disorders. The videos were enhanced by adding written instructions. Results indicated that using the iPod was associated…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Handheld Devices, Young Adults, Autism
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Noonan, Patricia M.; McCall, Zach A.; Zheng, Chunmei; Gaumer Erickson, Amy S. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2012
Interagency collaboration facilitates strong linkages to adult agencies, which improves adult outcomes among youth with disabilities (Kohler & Field, 2003; Repetto, Webb, Garvan & Washington, 2002). State-level transition teams increase collaboration, reduce duplication of resources, improve professional development, and heighten the…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, State Agencies, Transitional Programs, Change
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Morningstar, Mary E.; Bassett, Diane S.; Kochhar-Bryant, Carol; Cashman, Joanne; Wehmeyer, Michael L. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2012
Society has witnessed significant improvements in the lives of students receiving transition services over the past 30 years. The field of transition has developed an array of evidence-based interventions and promising practices; however, secondary school reform efforts have often overlooked these approaches for youth without disabilities. If we…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Transitional Programs, Alignment (Education), Educational Policy
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Konrad, Moira; Schnorr, Crystalyn; Freeman, Shaqwana W.; Flynn, Susan D.; Cease-Cook, Jennifer; Diegelmann, Karen M.; Scroggins, La' Shawndra C.; Toms, Ozalle M.; Keesey, Susan – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2012
This column provides brief summaries of transition-related articles published in 2011 in other professional journals. The 27 articles included descriptive, experimental, and qualitative research as well as program descriptions, conceptual papers, and practitioner pieces. All areas of Kohler's Taxonomy for Transition Programming were addressed:…
Descriptors: Journal Articles, Family Involvement, Agency Cooperation, Student Development
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