ERIC Number: EJ1055921
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Translating Research into a Seamless Transition Model
Luecking, Debra Martin; Luecking, Richard G.
Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, v38 n1 p4-13 May 2015
Recently, consensus among researchers and professionals has emerged about factors that contribute to postschool success of youth with disabilities. Prominent among these factors are targeted academic preparation, family involvement, youth empowerment, and service collaboration and linkages. Work experience and paid employment have been identified as being highly associated with positive postschool employment outcomes. These components are reflected in the Guideposts for Success, produced by the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability/Youth (NCWD/Y), which represents professional consensus and extant research about what constitutes optimal transition service. The authors present a descriptive report on the implementation of a model for systematically delivering seamless transition services based on components of the NCWD/Y Guideposts. They report on how this model has been applied in 11 of the 24 county-wide school districts in Maryland for diverse special education populations, and provide preliminary data on its early impact on the students' transition to careers.
Descriptors: Models, Disabilities, Special Needs Students, Transitional Programs, Performance Factors, Critical Path Method, Benchmarking, Guidelines, Program Implementation, Normalization (Disabilities), Community Based Instruction (Disabilities), Secondary Education, Developmental Studies Programs, Vocational Rehabilitation, Partnerships in Education, Delivery Systems, Intervention, Individualized Programs, Supported Employment, Family Programs, Counselor Role, Teacher Collaboration, Student Characteristics, Program Effectiveness, Theory Practice Relationship, Integrated Activities, Career Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Maryland
Grant or Contract Numbers: H235U70007