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Lindstrom, Lauren; Hirano, Kara A.; McCarthy, Colleen; Alverson, Charlotte Y. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2014
This study examined career development and early employment experiences for four young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Researchers used a multiple-method, multiple case-study longitudinal design to explore career development within the context of family systems, high school and transition programs, adult services, and…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Developmental Disabilities, Career Development, Employment Experience
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Madaus, Joseph W.; Grigal, Meg; Hughes, Carolyn – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2014
Few students with disabilities from high-poverty backgrounds attend college. We discuss the effects of disability and growing up in poverty on expectations for postsecondary education attendance. We describe the limiting effects of attending high-poverty high schools on student achievement followed by challenges faced by low-income students with…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Postsecondary Education, Disabilities, Low Income Groups
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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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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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Papay, Clare K.; Bambara, Linda M. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2014
A number of best practices are recommended by researchers and professionals in the field of transition to improve postschool outcomes for youth with intellectual disabilities. This study analyzed data from the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 to examine whether best practices are predictive of postschool outcomes. The combination of five…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Transitional Programs, Best Practices, Youth
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Martin, Jodie D.; Martin, James E.; Osmani, Kimberly J. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2014
This study used the Take Action goal attainment lesson package and assistive technology to teach nine high school students with mild to moderate disabilities to attain annual transition goals. The Take Action lessons increased students' goal attainment knowledge, and this knowledge generalized to improved Plan Organizers, and slightly increased…
Descriptors: High School Students, Goal Orientation, Disabilities, Transitional Programs
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Karpur, Arun; Brewer, David; Golden, Thomas – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2014
Access to effective and comprehensive transition programming is pivotal to transition of youth with disabilities to work and independent living. Successful programs often blend key ingredients, including individualized educational planning, career development, work experiences in secondary school, and interagency partnerships/collaborations.…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Disabilities, Comparative Analysis, Longitudinal Studies
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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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Karpur, Arun; Nazarov, Zafar; Brewer, David R.; Bruyère, Susanne M. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2014
Youth with disabilities have much lower participation rates in postsecondary education compared with youth without disabilities. There is a need to understand ecological factors that influence their differential participation. This research examined the impact of parental receipt of welfare on postsecondary enrollment among youth with…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Welfare Services, Welfare Recipients, Parents
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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
Shogren, Karrie A.; Kennedy, William; Dowsett, Chantelle; Garnier Villarreal, Mauricio; Little, Todd D. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2014
This study explored the impact of race/ethnicity on three of the four essential characteristics of self-determination--autonomy, self-realization, and psychological empowerment--directly assessed in the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2. Specifically, the impact of race/ethnicity was examined with six disability groups established in…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Personal Autonomy, Self Actualization, Empowerment
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Unger, Darlene D.; Rumrill, Phillip D., Jr. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2013
This literature review examined publication patterns in the journal of "Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals" across 35 years of publication. Overall, 732 contributors affiliated with 267 organizations were identified in our analysis of 436 articles. Frequency counts identified the most productive scholars in…
Descriptors: Career Development, Productivity, Transitional Programs, Literature Reviews
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Wehman, Paul – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2013
As children become teenagers and move into early adulthood, there are many transitions they face. For young people with disabilities, this is no different except that there are invariably additional complex challenges that must be overcome. Evidence-based research is the foundation for best transition practices, but too many studies seem abstract,…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Best Practices, Transitional Programs, Guidelines
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