ERIC Number: ED436069
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
The Transition from School to Supported Employment: Information for Teachers about Supported Employment and the Adult Service System.
Hudson, Christine; Christ, Susan; Heartfield, Scott; Carpenter, Ciela; Sheffler, Gary; Simonson, Peter; Lowes, Bonnie; Brown, Pat
This guide is designed to provide teachers in King County, Washington, with a single resource for much of the information needed to help students with disabilities transition from school to adult life and to make informed employment decisions. It begins by providing an overview of federal and state regulations that affect students with disabilities during the transition from school to work. The guide describes two state agencies that help students with disabilities with the transition: the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and the Division of Developmental Disabilities. The King County Developmental Disabilities Division and its functions are highlighted, including employment services in specialized industries, group supported employment, and individual supported employment. Community access services and special projects are highlighted. The Job Coach Model which provides job development, on the job training, long term follow-up, and replacement services in King County, is discussed. Quality indicators for supported employment vendors are listed and selection criteria for choosing a vendor is provided. The guide closes with a list of King County Developmental Disabilities Division Adult Services Contract Agencies. Attachments include a proposed plan for transition from school to adult life and a sample service delivery outcome plan. (CR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Department of Rehabilitation Medicine.
Identifiers - Location: Washington