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ERIC Number: ED537103
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 24
Abstractor: ERIC
Conducting Outreach to Transition-Aged Youth: Strategies for Reaching out to Youth with Disabilities, Their Families, and Agencies that Serve Them. Policy and Practice Brief
Sheldon, James R., Jr.; Golden, Thomas P.
Employment and Disability Institute
The purpose of this policy and practice brief is to provide readers with a resource for planning outreach to transition-aged youth, their parents, and the service providers who work with them (i.e., the authors' "target group"). The authors will first provide a summary of the laws governing how three key agencies--school districts, state vocational rehabilitation agencies, and the Social Security Administration (SSA)--are expected to deal with this targeted group of young persons with disabilities. They will then summarize some of the special services (or "products") that BPA&O and PABSS programs have to offer youth and those who work with them. Finally, the authors will outline strategies that can be used by the BPA&O and/or PABSS programs to reach a higher percentage of youth, their parents, and the service agencies that work with them. Based on the author's experiences and those of colleagues, some very concrete examples will be used to demonstrate successful outreach approaches. (Contains 21 footnotes.)
Employment and Disability Institute. ILR School Cornell University 201 Dolgen Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853. Tel: 607-255-7727; Fax: 607-255-2763; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cornell University, Employment and Disability Institute
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Rehabilitation Act 1973