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ERIC Number: EJ915096
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-2154-1647
Perceptions of Supported Employment Providers: What Students with Developmental Disabilities, Families, and Educators Need to Know for Transition Planning
Moon, Sherril; Simonsen, Monica L.; Neubert, Debra A.
Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, v46 n1 p94-105 Mar 2011
The purpose of this exploratory study was to survey community rehabilitation providers (CRPs) to determine their perceptions of the skills, experiences, and information that transitioning youth with developmental disabilities (DD) and their families need to access supported employment (SE) services. Supervisors of SE from 12 CRPs across one state provided their perceptions of eligibility requirements for SE services. Results related to the skill requirements and work experiences needed by transitioning youth support previous research findings including paid work experiences, instruction in self-management and advocacy skills, and transition assessments that document employment preferences, interests, and needs. Other findings support the need for educators to teach transitioning youth and families about getting long-term funding through the state DD agency and Medicaid Waivers, and to prepare families for changes as CRPs continue to phase out facility based work options and provide only SE. CRP staff strongly encouraged transitioning youth, not families, to communicate their own employment preferences and skills at intake interviews. (Contains 2 tables.)
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; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A