ERIC Number: ED398703
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-May
Reference Count: N/A
Minnesota Post-school Follow-up Study, 1994. Everything You Ever Wanted To Know... After High School - What's Happening to Young Adults with Disabilities?
Thompson, James R.; And Others
This report explores the status and experiences of 388 students with disabilities who have benefited from transition improvement efforts in Minnesota over the last decade. Improvements in transition services have included establishment of a state transition interagency committee and an interagency office on transition services, development of an interagency cooperative planning agreement, receipt of federal systems change grants to fund training and model demonstration projects, and establishment of community transition interagency committees. The findings of the report are categorized into 10 areas: employment, postsecondary education and training, living arrangements, social networks, recreation and leisure, community participation, government and special services, personal satisfaction, former students who did not graduate, and high school experiences. Among findings were the following : 80 percent of the surveyed students were employed (50 percent in competitive jobs, 16 percent in sheltered employment, and 13 percent in supported employment); 28 percent had started postsecondary education; most students lived in their family homes 1 to 5 years after leaving high school; 66 percent had social networks ranging from three to eight people; few respondents made much use of state and community services; and students expressed satisfaction with their lives. Appendices include a list of six resources, survey items, and Minnesota and Federal transition legislation. (CR)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Agency Cooperation, Citizen Participation, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Educational Experience, Employment, Graduate Surveys, Life Satisfaction, Outcomes of Treatment, Place of Residence, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Recreation, Secondary Education, Social Networks, Student Experience, Transitional Programs
University of Minnesota, The Institute on Community Integration, Integration (UAP), 150 Pillsbury Drive, S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455 ($8).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul. Special Education Section.; Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Inst. on Community Integration.; Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul. Interagency Office on Transition Services.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota