ERIC Number: ED292984
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The Transition to Adulthood of Youth with Disabilities.
Vandergoot, David; And Others
The purpose of this paper is to offer new directions for equalizing the opportunities available for youth with disabilities to make a successful transition into adulthood. The first section following the introduction highlights research recommendations and public policies that should be considered as priorities for future development. The next section discusses the recommendations in the context of a review of research and concepts that help explain the interaction between disability and outcomes achieved by youth with special needs. The final section highlights specific successful intervention strategies, including work experience programs, work skills preparation, employer-focused initiatives, rehabilitation engineering, use of occupational information, job-seeking skills preparation, transition planning, parental/family support interventions, and community-based collaborative intervention models. Following each strategy description, practices are suggested that should be initiated or continued to strengthen the current range of program models used. Two commentaries on this paper by Sharon Johnson and Diane Lipton and Mary Lou Breslin are appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Career Education, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Intervention, Public Policy, Secondary Education, Work Experience Programs, Youth
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: William T. Grant Foundation, Washington, DC. Commission on Work, Family, and Citizenship.
Note: A product of Youth and America's Future. For other papers in this series, see CE 049 906-912.