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Molina, Leslie; Demchak, MaryAnn – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2016
If people with intellectual disability are to become truly self-determined, they must be allowed to express choice throughout their lives, including employment. Expectations for competitive employment tend to be low for this population, if considered at all (Citron et al., 2008). Theoretically, integrated employment options, including customized…
Descriptors: Severe Disabilities, Employment Opportunities, High School Students, After School Programs
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Gilson, Carly B.; Carter, Erik W.; Bumble, Jennifer L.; McMillan, Elise D. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2018
Families are essential partners in efforts to elevate the employment outcomes of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). We examined the employment-related expectations, preferences, and concerns of 673 parents and other family members of adults with IDD. Participants prioritized paid integrated employment over sheltered…
Descriptors: Family Attitudes, Adults, Employment, Intellectual Disability
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Pilkauskas, Natasha V.; Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne; Waldfogel, Jane – Developmental Psychology, 2018
Although many studies have investigated links between maternal employment and children's wellbeing, less research has considered whether the stability of maternal employment is linked with child outcomes. Using unique employment calendar data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study (N = 2,011), an urban birth cohort study of largely…
Descriptors: Employment, Early Childhood Education, Child Behavior, Thinking Skills
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Cheng, Cindy; Oakman, Jodi; Bigby, Christine; Fossey, Ellie; Cavanagh, Jillian; Meacham, Hannah; Bartram, Timothy – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2018
Background: Employment rates for Australians with an intellectual disability remain low. Effective evidence-based strategies are required to guide future interventions, to enable people with intellectual disability achieve better employment outcomes. Methods: A literature search of peer-reviewed articles published between 2001 and 2015 was…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Job Skills, Employment Level, Supported Employment
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Nord, Derek; Hamre, Kristin; Pettingell, Sandra; Magiera, Louise – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2018
People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) continue to experience high rates of unemployment. Previous research suggests that including an employment goal in an individual's service plan can be a mechanism toward attaining employment, especially in a community setting. This study contributes to the understanding of the role of…
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Intellectual Disability, Regression (Statistics), Employment
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Nicholas, David B.; Zwaigenbaum, Lonnie; Zwicker, Jennifer; Clarke, Margaret E.; Lamsal, Ramesh; Stoddart, Kevin P.; Carroll, Cynthia; Muskat, Barbara; Spoelstra, Margaret; Lowe, Katelyn – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2018
The employment rate among persons with autism spectrum disorder has been noted as unacceptably low. Employment-support services are increasingly linked to the potential for favorable job outcomes, yet little is known about employment-support practices and the outcome of these interventions. This mixed-methods study examined employment-support…
Descriptors: Adults, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Supported Employment
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Alverson, Charlotte Y.; Yamamoto, Scott H. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2017
Research has consistently documented poor employment outcomes for young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Vocational rehabilitation (VR) services provide substantial federal and state commitments to individuals with disabilities to obtain and maintain employment. To date, little research has examined the relationship between VR services…
Descriptors: Employment Patterns, Outcomes of Education, Education Work Relationship, Vocational Rehabilitation
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Powers, Kristina; MacPherson, Derek – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2016
This chapter will address the importance of intercampus involvement in reporting of gainful employment student-level data that will be used in the calculation of gainful employment metrics by the U.S. Department of Education. The authors will discuss why building relationships within the institution is critical for effective gainful employment…
Descriptors: Student Employment, College Students, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Data Collection
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Hall, Allison Cohen; Butterworth, John; Winsor, Jean; Kramer, John; Nye-Lengerman, Kelly; Timmons, Jaimie – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2018
Since the introduction of supported employment in the Developmental Disabilities Act of 1984 and the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1986, there has been continued development and refinement of best practices in employment services and supports. Progress includes creative outcomes for individuals with significant support needs including…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Holistic Approach, Best Practices, Employment
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Adebayo, Florence Aduke; Ayegbusi, Emmanuel Taiwo – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
Public-Private Partnership could be defined as the collaboration between two for improved services to bring about change that will influence employment creation and boost the economy of any country. In this paper, it is perceived as a twin sister that could work together for effectiveness and efficiency to promote employment creation. While on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, Employment Opportunities, Private Sector
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Kaehne, Axel – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2016
Background: The study reports the findings of an evaluation of Project SEARCH UK. The programme develops internships for young people with intellectual disabilities who are about to leave school or college. The aim of the evaluation was to investigate at what rate Project SEARCH provided employment opportunities to participants. Methods: The…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Models, Best Practices, Foreign Countries
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Tan, Jianhua; Sheng, Zhichong – International Education Studies, 2011
Based on analyzing the regional character of higher vocational graduates employment, this paper analyzes the reasons for this employment trend, advances relevant countermeasures for employment of higher vocational graduates, and explores the direction for higher vocational graduates employment.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Vocational Education, College Graduates
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Hergenrather, Kenneth C.; Emmanuel, Diona; McGuire-Kuletz, Maureen; Rhodes, Scott D. – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2018
Purpose: To explore employment as a social determinant of health through examining the relationship between neurocognitive function and employment status. Method: The authors explored the causal relationship between employment status and neurocognitive function by conducting a systematic review of 15 longitudinal studies. The identified studies…
Descriptors: Neuropsychology, Employment Level, Longitudinal Studies, Literature Reviews
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Southward, Julie D.; Kyzar, Kathleen – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 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)…
Descriptors: Employment Level, Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities, Adolescents
Davis, LaVerne A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
It was not known how the visually disabled perceived gaining employment or how perception affected employment seeking behaviors within this population. The purpose of this qualitative narrative study was to explore how the visually disabled perceived gaining employment and how perception affected employment seeking behaviors within this…
Descriptors: Employment, Visual Impairments, Work Attitudes, Qualitative Research
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