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ERIC Number: ED380946
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Youth with Disabilities and the School-to-Work Opportunities Act of 1994.
Policy Update, Sum 1994
This policy update presents key aspects of the statutory language of the School-to-Work Opportunities Act of 1994 (Public Law 103-239), which provides states and localities with federal funds to be used as venture capital to underwrite the initial costs of planning and establishing statewide School-to-Work Opportunities systems. The paper focuses on: (1) purpose of the Act; (2) program components, including general program requirements such as equal access and participation of youth with disabilities, followed by descriptions of the school-based learning component, the work-based learning component, and the connecting activities component; (3) school-to-work opportunities development and implementation grants to states; (4) grants to local partnerships; and (5) strategies for ensuring participation of youth with disabilities. Potential implications for youth with disabilities are described. The paper also analyzes the relationship between the School-to-Work Opportunities Act of 1994 and the transition service requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1990. (JDD)
National Transition Network, Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota, 6 Pattee Hall, 150 Pillsbury Dr. S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455 (available in alternative formats).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Transition Network, Minneapolis, MN.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; School to Work Opportunities Act 1994