ERIC Number: ED398704
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Using Information To Improve Services to Minnesota Youth with Disabilities in Transition from School to Adult Life.
Thompson, James R.
This report summarizes the discussion and recommendations of a symposium which focused on issues addressing the collection, sharing, and use of information to improve transition services and supports to youth and young adults with disabilities. Participants included representatives from state agencies, advocates, family members, and Community Transition Interagency Committee (CTIC) members. Section 1 discusses an information-based approach to supporting youth in transition. Section 2 provides four types of information needed to improve transition services and supports. Section 3 makes recommendations for collecting and sharing information. Recommendations include: conduct regular assessments of local needs; develop methods for sharing information across agencies; compile and review data on students' Individualized Education Program transition objectives; implement postschool follow-up studies at the local level; establish efficient strategies to manage information; develop resource directories at the local level; collect consumer information to improve services; and encourage networking among CTICs and other interagency committees. A list of 8 references and 20 resources are given in Sections 4 and 5. Section 6 includes the following appendices: responses to questions concerning information collected by Minnesota state agencies, the symposium agenda, a list of CTIC chairs in Minnesota, and excerpts from transition legislation. (CR)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Data Collection, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Information Dissemination, Information Management, Information Needs, Information Policy, Information Utilization, Secondary Education, Transitional Programs, Young Adults
University of Minnesota, Institute on Community Integration, 102 Pattee Hall, 150 Pillsbury Drive, SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 ($3).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Minnesota State Dept. of Jobs and Training, St. Paul.; Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.; Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Inst. on Community Integration.; Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul. Interagency Office on Transition Services.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota