ERIC Number: ED381924
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Multi-District Outreach Projects--School-to-Work Transition Initiatives. OSERS Project Activities.
InterChange, v13 n3 Win 1995
The Multi-District Outreach Projects for Services for Youths with Disabilities include 14 federally funded projects that assist in the adoption of proven models, components of models, or other exemplary practices. The projects are designed to improve secondary education and transition services in areas such as continuing education, self-determination, vocational education and training, supported or competitive employment, leisure and recreation, or other aspects of independent living. The projects are felt to serve a need for dissemination and replication of exemplary practices, as state and local education agencies work to implement federal transition services requirements and school-to-work opportunity requirements. The 14 funded projects are described. Outreach projects newly funded in 1994 focus on a self-determination transition curriculum, transition planning for adolescents with serious emotional disturbance, employability assessment, natural supports in employment, collaboration transition teams, and a collaboration and networking project. Expiring outreach projects addressed statewide transition inservice, a workshop series assisting families to prepare for the transition from school to adult life, various transition programs, and job training and work experience programs. (Contains 13 references.) (JDD)
Descriptors: Demonstration Programs, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Educational Practices, Federal Programs, Outreach Programs, Program Descriptions, School Districts, Secondary Education, Teaching Models, Transitional Programs
InterChange, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 113 Children's Research Center, 51 Getty Dr., Champaign, IL 61820.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Champaign. Transition Research Inst.