ERIC Number: ED461955
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Partnerships with Schools Project. Final Report.
New York State Rehabilitation Association, Albany.
This final report describes activities and accomplishments of a 3-year federally supported project in New York to replicate effective partnerships between community rehabilitation programs and school districts working to improve the transition of youth with disabilities to post-school employment. Through use of a direct mentoring process, the project worked to close the gap between research and products about effective models and the actual replication of exemplary practices that are cost-effective and focused on student results. The project was implemented by a state-level partnership between the New York State Rehabilitation Association and the State Education Department of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities. Ten leadership organizations were identified and provided with training in consultation skills and four implementation sites were selected to receive technical assistance and mentoring services from these leadership organizations. Overall results from the implementation sites indicated more students being served, involvement of more community resources, earlier student access to services, greater community involvement by students, and greater awareness by employers about hiring persons with disabilities. Extensive appendices include detailed project results and materials such as a technical assistance guide and consultation training materials. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York State Rehabilitation Association, Albany.
Identifiers - Location: New York