ERIC Number: ED422686
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
School to Work Fact Sheets: Making School to Work Opportunities Happen for Youth with Disabilities.
Horne, Richard L.; Thuli, Kelli J.
These six fact sheets are designed to communicate strategies for serving all youth, especially youth with disabilities, in school to work programs: (1) "Overview of the School-to-Work Opportunities Act" briefly describes this 1994 federal law and the three components of school-to-work programs: school-based learning, work-based learning, and connecting activities; (2) "Strategies for Serving All Youth in School to Work Systems" organizes strategies into five categories: student-focused planning and development, career pathways and contextual learning, family involvement, business, labor and community involvement, and structures and policies; (3) "Disability Definitions and Resources" offers definitions and lists resources for the 12 disabilities identified in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; (4) "Transition-Related Legislation for Youth with Disabilities" compares five major laws as they apply to school to work transition; (5) "Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Factsheet" summarizes requirements for employers and lists sources of additional information; (6) "Disability Etiquette" offers general strategies for interacting with youth with disabilities, ways to enhance the work or learning environment, and ways to communicate disability awareness sensitively. (DB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.; Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.; Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC. National Transition Alliance for Youth with Disabilities.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; School to Work Opportunities Act 1994