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Schuh, Mary C.; Sundar, Vidyalakshmi; Hagner, David C. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2015
Youth with disabilities, compared with their typical peers, have a higher likelihood of dropping out of school and experience poorer transition outcomes. Evidence supports programs and interventions focusing on inclusive education and leadership skills results in successful transition to college and career. This article describes the experiences…
Descriptors: High School Students, Disabilities, Friendship, Student Empowerment
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Hicks, Tyler A.; Knollman, Greg A. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2015
This review examines published secondary analyses of National Longitudinal Transition Study 2 (NLTS2) data, with a primary focus upon statistical objectives, paradigms, inferences, and methods. Its primary purpose was to determine which statistical techniques have been common in secondary analyses of NLTS2 data. The review begins with an…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Disabilities, Special Education, Transitional Programs
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Lombardi, Allison R.; Kowitt, Jennifer S.; Staples, Frank E. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2015
Considered a non-academic factor that is not necessarily measured by academic indicators of college and career readiness (e.g., grade point average, college admissions exams scores), critical thinking is an important aspect of 21st century learning and thus should be embedded into secondary school instruction and assessment. In this study,…
Descriptors: Correlation, Critical Thinking, Career Readiness, College Readiness
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McCall, Zach A. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2015
An increased focus on expanding and synthesizing the transition evidence base, while important, should be supplemented with research highlighting the lived experiences of young adults with disabilities as they move from high school to adult roles. This study documents the experiences of four successful college students with varied disabilities…
Descriptors: College Students, Disabilities, Transitional Programs, Student Adjustment
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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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Berry, Stephanie J.; Domene, José F. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2015
This study investigated the kinds of supports postsecondary students who have mobility or sensory impairments perceived as being most effective in assisting them to attain their career aspirations. Semistructured interviews were conducted with 15 postsecondary students who self-identified as having a permanent mobility or sensory impairment, aged…
Descriptors: College Students, Disabilities, Occupational Aspiration, Semi Structured Interviews
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Sima, Adam P.; Wehman, Paul H.; Chan, Fong; West, Michael D.; Leucking, Richard G. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2015
This study explores non-modifiable risk factors associated with poor post-school competitive employment outcomes for students with disabilities. A classification tree analysis was used with a sample of 2,900 students who were in the second National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 (NLTS2) up to 6 years following school exit to identify groups of…
Descriptors: Risk, Youth Employment, Disabilities, Longitudinal Studies
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Eisenman, Laura T.; Pell, Megan M.; Poudel, Bishwa B.; Pleet-Odle, Amy M. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2015
Through a 5-year qualitative case study of an inclusive high school, we examined students' experiences of self-determination. We conducted analyses of multiple interviews with students, parents, teachers, guidance staff, and administrators using grounded theory methods and guided by self-determination conceptual frameworks. Explicit expectations…
Descriptors: Self Determination, High School Students, Student Attitudes, Parent Attitudes
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Flannery, K. Brigid; Lombardi, Allison; Kato, Mimi McGrath – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2015
Under the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), transition needs and services are to be discussed as part of the Individual Education Program (IEP) planning process, and decisions based on students' future goals are to be documented in the IEP. These transition requirements were included in IDEA in order to plan with the student,…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Transitional Programs, Faculty Development, Secondary School Teachers
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Smith, Katie A.; Ayres, Kevin M.; Mechling, Linda C.; Alexander, Jennifer L.; Mataras, Theologia K.; Shepley, Sally B. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2015
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of a system of least prompts procedure with a video prompt serving as the model in teaching office tasks to three high school students with moderate intellectual disability. A multiple probe across behaviors design replicated across participants was used to evaluate the intervention. The…
Descriptors: Cues, Prompting, High School Students, Video Technology
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Seong, Youjin; Wehmeyer, Michael L.; Palmer, Susan B.; Little, Todd D. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2015
The 1990 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) reauthorization introduced transition mandates that included a "student involvement in transition planning" requirement, creating an emphasis on promoting such involvement so as to enhance the self-determination of students with disabilities and positive transition-related…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Adolescents, Self Determination, Transitional Programs
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Newman, Lynn A.; Madaus, Joseph W. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2015
There is a dearth of information on specific accommodations used by students with disabilities at the secondary and postsecondary levels. Using data from the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2, researchers examined a nationally representative cohort of 3,190 students with disabilities who reported that they had ever enrolled in a…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, College Students, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Related Services (Special Education)
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Luft, Pamela – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2014
This manuscript analyzed a survey of programs providing transition services to deaf and hard-of-hearing (D/HH) students. Quantitative analyses compared services offered by residential, large (35+ D/HH students), and small (<35 students) programs. Correlations across Employment Preparation, Post-school Preparation, and Transition Assessments…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Transitional Programs, Deafness, Hearing Impairments
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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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Schmalzried, Joan E.; Harvey, Michael W. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2014
This study explored perceptions of current practices used by secondary educators (special education teachers and guidance counselors) and stand-alone career and technical education (CTE) centers when working with students with disabilities from sending high schools participating in secondary CTE from one midwestern state. The study looked at…
Descriptors: Special Education, Career Education, Cooperation, Secondary School Teachers
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