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ERIC Number: EJ1129563
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2154-1647
Predictors of Competitive Employment for Students with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities
Southward, Julie D.; Kyzar, Kathleen
Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, v52 n1 p26-37 Mar 2017
The purpose of this literature review was to examine transition related activities that are associated with securing competitive employment upon graduation from high school for transitioning youth with I/DD. Studies included in this review met the following required criteria: (a) participants were transition-aged individuals with I/DD and (b) studies examined competitive employment outcomes after exiting transition services. Across all 13 studies, we identified a total of seven unique transition-related predictors of post-secondary competitive employment for people with I/DD. These included: (a) paid employment while attending high school, (b) vocational skills instruction, (c) family expectations, (d) high school completion, (e) Individual Educational Plan (IEP) goals relating to competitive employment, (f) self-determination, and (g) participating in postsecondary education. Results of this literature review inform practice and research regarding transition to employment for students with I/DD.
Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities, Council for Exceptional Children. DDD, P.O. Box 3512, Fayetteville, AR 72702. Tel: 479-575-3326; Fax: 479-575-6676; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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