ERIC Number: ED452620
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jan-21
Reference Count: N/A
Report on the Post School Status of Former Special Education Students in the Big Five Cities.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities.
This report provides updated information on how transition policies for New York students with disabilities are being implemented in Buffalo, New York City, Rochester, Syracuse, and Yonkers. It summarizes the findings about former students' post-school employment, postsecondary education, and community living status, and identifies the program components, including transition planning, that contributed to their success. A Post School Indicators Survey was given to 1,037 former students who were in special education programs and a reference group of 217 former general education students. Results indicate: (1) 62 percent of former students who were in special education either were working or attending postsecondary education; (2) slightly more than one-third of former special education students were working in paid competitive jobs in the community; (3) former special education students participated in postsecondary education half as often as did the reference group from general education; and (4) former special education students who reported that planning for transition helped them show better outcomes on four factors: completion of high school diplomas, transition to postsecondary education, employment, or day program alternative, connection to adult services, and preparedness for community living, working, and postsecondary education. (CR)
Descriptors: College Attendance, Disabilities, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment, Higher Education, Independent Living, Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Special Education, Transitional Programs, Young Adults
New York State Education Dept., Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities, Rm. 1613, One Commerce Plaza, Albany, NY 12234; e-mail: VESIDSPE@mail.nysed.gov; Web site: http://web.nysed.gov/vesid.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities.
Identifiers - Location: New York