ERIC Number: ED475120
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Cooperative Services Handbook for Youth in Transition. A Supplement to the CDE/DVR Cooperative Agreement, Summer 2002.
Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
This document, which is intended to assist Colorado's Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) staff, educators, students, and students' families, presents the answers to selected questions regarding eligibility for and delivery of cooperative educational and vocational rehabilitation services for youth in transition. The introduction provides an overview of the principles underpinning Colorado's system to help students with disabilities become employed. The term "transition" is defined as an outcome-oriented process promoting movement from school to employment, additional education/training, adult services, independent living, and/or community participation. The service eligibility criteria specified in the Individuals with Disabilities Act and Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1998 are detailed. The next three sections discuss the following topics: the roles and responsibilities of Colorado's public education system and the Colorado DVR in providing transition services to students with disabilities are explained; procedures for planning for transition services; and the referral process for DVR. The next two sections list the areas where DVR and the schools can collaborate in service provision and explain how various policies and practices may affect transition. Five sidebars explaining the types of services received by five different special needs youths are included throughout the guide. A list of phone numbers of local DVR regional offices and special education administrative units concludes the guide. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Agency Cooperation, Agency Role, Case Studies, Definitions, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Educational Legislation, Educational Planning, Eligibility, Employment Services, Federal Legislation, Government School Relationship, Guidelines, Postsecondary Education, Program Guides, Public Policy, Referral, Role of Education, Secondary Education, Special Education, Special Needs Students, State Action, State Agencies, Statewide Planning, Transitional Programs, Vocational Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, Youth Employment, Youth Programs
For full text: http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdesped/PDFDocs/T6c1.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Rehabilitation Act Amendments 1998