ERIC Number: ED350748
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Transition from School to Adulthood for Young People with Disabilities.
Inge, Katherine J., Ed.
RRTC, Sum 1992
This newsletter issue provides rehabilitation professionals with various information pieces concerning transition from school to adulthood for young people with disabilities. An introduction identifies specific challenges in transition programming and stresses the goal of fully integrating young people with disabilities as interdependent parts of the community. One brief item describes the Vocational Options project of the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Supported Employment (Virginia). Another summarizes criteria of a "non-employment" relationship under labor laws as related to community-based instruction. Case study examples of labor law issues are cited. Another item outlines steps and activities in setting up community-based training sites. A case study shows use of a changing criterion design to improve job performance of a young man with severe mental retardation and autism. Another example describes experiences of a young woman at three different community-based vocational training sites and associated placement and training recommendations. (DB)
Descriptors: Career Development, Case Studies, Community Based Instruction (Disabilities), Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, High Schools, Job Placement, Job Training, Labor Legislation, School Community Relationship, Training Methods, Transitional Programs, Vocational Adjustment, Vocational Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, Work Study Programs, Young Adults
Virginia Commonwealth University, Rehabilitation, Research and Training Center, Box 2011, 1314 W. Main St., Richmond, VA 23284-2011 (free).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Richmond. Rehabilitation Research and Training Center.