ERIC Number: ED340170
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Options after High School for Youth with Disabilities.
Transition Summary, v7 Sep 1991
This issue presents nine articles which address identifying, pursuing, and obtaining postsecondary training and employment by youth with disabilities. It discusses how families and professionals can help young people develop important self-determination and self-advocacy skills. It also introduces adult service systems to aid in obtaining postsecondary training, employment, and services such as transportation assistance, adaptive equipment, or medical care. Employment options are also explored, as well as the various types of educational institutions available to prepare these youth for employment. Concerns such as reasonable accommodation, accessibility, and the need to keep records are also discussed. This issue concludes with a listing of resources. Individual articles have the following titles: "Self-Determination Revisited: Going Beyond Expectations" (Michael J. Ward); "Employment Options"; "Adult Systems"; "Reasonable Accommodation"; "The Importance of Keeping Records"; "Work Incentives in SSI and SSDI"; "Postsecondary Education and Training Opportunities"; "Other Avenues to Employment"; and "Taking Action." A bibliography of 47 items is provided as well as a listing of materials from the HEATH Resource Center and a listing of 26 organizations. (DB)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Adults, Agencies, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Employment Opportunities, High Schools, Job Placement, Personal Autonomy, Postsecondary Education, Recordkeeping, Rehabilitation, Self Advocacy, Self Determination, Services, Transitional Programs, Vocational Rehabilitation
Interstate Research Associates, National Information Center for Children and Youth with Handicaps, 7926 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 1100, McLean, VA 22102-3364 (free, published once a year).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. HEATH Resource Center.; National Information Center for Children and Youth with Handicaps, Washington, DC.; Interstate Research Associates, McLean, VA.