ERIC Number: ED252662
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jul
Reference Count: 0
A Report on the National Conference on Transition for Youth with Handicapping Conditions to Work, Coordination of State Policies and Practices (Albany, New York, June 11-12, 1984).
New York State Education Dept., Albany.
A National conference was held to examine State policies and practices for helping disabled youth make the school-to-work transition more successfully. The focus of the first day of the conference was on transitional programs currently in existence in Maryland, Michigan, and New York. The first part of the second day's activities involved the summary of three themes in the joint activities of special education, vocational education, and vocational rehabilitation; the themes are: cooperative agreements among special education, vocational education, and vocational rehabilitation; vocational assessment; and referral to vocational rehabilitation. The conference closed with the formulation of recommendations for Federal, State, and local actions at the elementary, secondary, and postsecondary levels with respect to the following issues and areas: career awareness, life goals, staff preparation, coordination, standardization, communication, local implementation, fiscal concerns, employers, comprehensive planning, information dissemination, placement procedures and priorities, and follow-up services. (MN)
Descriptors: Budgeting, Career Awareness, Coordination, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Educational Counseling, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support, Information Dissemination, Information Networks, Job Placement, Job Training, Models, National Programs, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Referral, School Business Relationship, Special Education, Staff Development, State Action, Statewide Planning, Student Evaluation, Student Placement, Transitional Programs, Vocational Education, Vocational Evaluation, Vocational Rehabilitation, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Northeast Regional Resource Center, Hightstown, NJ.; Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Identifiers: Maryland; Michigan; New York