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Grigal, Meg; Cooney, Lori; Hart, Debra – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2019
Engagement and academic success in middle school is critically important to ensure students with disabilities complete high school and have a viable path to and through postsecondary education. Although most middle school students say they want to pursue postsecondary education or training, a significant proportion are not actively engaged in…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Middle School Students, Youth
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Grigal, Meg; Papay, Clare; Smith, Frank; Hart, Debra; Verbeck, Rayna – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2019
The Transition and Postsecondary Program for Students with Intellectual Disabilities (TPSID) model demonstration program, funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Education was implemented initially from 2010 to 2015. During this time, 27 institutions of higher education were awarded grants to develop programs for…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities, Higher Education, Access to Education
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Newman, Lynn A.; Madaus, Joseph W.; Lalor, Adam R.; Javitz, Harold S. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2019
In contrast to the increase in college enrollment rates of youth with learning disabilities (LD), graduation rates have remained stagnant and low. Using propensity methods, this study examined the effect of disability-specific and universally available support receipt on the college perseverance and completion of students with LD. Based on…
Descriptors: College Students, Learning Disabilities, Academic Persistence, Graduation Rate
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Bumble, Jennifer L.; Carter, Erik W.; Bethune, Lauren K.; Day, Tammy; McMillan, Elise D. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2019
Amid rapid growth in the higher education movement, access to inclusive higher education for students with intellectual disability (ID) remains limited. This study used "community conversations" to explore how stakeholders in three communities envisioned the inclusion of students with ID on their local college campus and the supports…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Inclusion, Higher Education, Stakeholders
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Keenan, Walter R.; Madaus, Joseph W.; Lombardi, Allison R.; Dukes, Lyman L. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2019
The Americans With Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 expanded the legal definition of disability to establish broader coverage for individuals with disabilities, including college students, than the definition in the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990. The new interpretation of the definition of disability shifted the main purpose of…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Documentation, Transitional Programs, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)
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Trainor, Audrey A.; Newman, Lynn; Garcia, Elisa; Woodley, Heather H.; Traxler, Rachel Elizabeth; Deschene, D. Nicole – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2019
Transition planning is particularly important for dually identified English learners with disabilities, who frequently face additional challenges to postsecondary education success. This study examined postschool expectations, transition planning experiences, and supports of a nationally representative sample of English learners with disabilities,…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Transitional Programs, Educational Planning, English Language Learners
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Love, Matthew L.; Baker, Joshua N.; Devine, Stephanie – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2019
As college becomes an increasingly important prerequisite for employment, it is important that all students have access to postsecondary education (PSE). The passage of the Higher Education Opportunity Act has provided students with intellectual disability (ID) a pathway to college, though some barriers in this transition still exist. This article…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Access to Education, College Students, Inclusion
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Heider, Amy E.; Cannella-Malone, Helen I.; Andzik, Natalie R. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2019
Efficient vocational skills instruction is needed to meet the needs of a growing number of job seekers with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). This study examined the effects of self-directed video prompting used to teach transition-age students with IDD chained vocational tasks. A multiple probe design across behaviors was…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Prompting, Independent Study, Job Skills
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Newman, Barbara M.; Kimball, Ezekiel W.; Vaccaro, Annemarie; Moore, Adam; Troiano, Peter F. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2019
The sense of purpose, which directs and motivates goal attainment, is associated with health and happiness as students make transitions from high school to college and work. Despite its importance for student well-being, little empirical work has addressed the development of purpose among students with disabilities. This article expands on a model…
Descriptors: College Students, Students with Disabilities, Goal Orientation, Individual Development
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Gothberg, June E.; Greene, Gary; Kohler, Paula D. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2019
Post-school outcomes are poor for youth with disabilities, in general, but even more discouraging for certain subpopulations of individuals with disabilities, particularly those from culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) backgrounds. The authors discuss structural inequalities in public schools which potentially contribute to the poorer…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Best Practices, Transitional Programs, Planning
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Fields, C. J.; Demchak, MaryAnn – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2019
School-based microenterprises and vocational training opportunities represent an effective approach to developing transferable vocational skills in students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The authors describe the implementation of an online, school-based microenterprise at a rural high school that emphasizes functional digital…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Training, Skill Development, Job Skills
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Honsberger, Toby J.; Brady, Michael P.; Honsberger, Christine F.; Kearney, Kelly B. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2019
Many secondary students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are not taught employability skills and routines needed for competitive or supported employment in regular community environments. Literacy-based behavioral interventions (LBBIs) that combine print, pictures, and behavioral rehearsal are effective for promoting acquisition and maintenance…
Descriptors: Literacy, Intervention, Secondary School Students, Autism
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Seaman, Rachel L.; Cannella-Malone, Helen I.; Brock, Matthew E.; Dueker, Scott A. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
Researchers have previously shown that video prompting can promote vocational skill acquisition for students with autism, and in a prior study, we demonstrated a model to train a paraprofessional to implement this practice. In this study, we evaluated (a) the degree to which the paraprofessional generalized implementation to new students and…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Paraprofessional Personnel, Teaching Methods, Autism
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Keel, Joanna Mossmond; Cushing, Lisa Sharon; Awsumb, Jessica M. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
This study explored perspectives about the desired components of adult life for 12th-grade Latino students with learning disabilities, their parents, and special education teachers. Focus groups and individual interviews were used to understand the similarities and differences in post-school visions and expectations among participants. Five…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Learning Disabilities, Focus Groups, Special Education Teachers
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Kearney, Kelly B.; Dukes, Charles – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
Microenterprises in the classroom provide a unique way to incorporate academic goals within transitional skill instruction for students with developmental disabilities. The purpose of this article is to discuss how the principles of microenterprises can be used by classroom teachers to practice these skills as well as an overview of how to create…
Descriptors: Small Businesses, Developmental Disabilities, Skill Development, High School Students
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