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Michele A. Schutz; Erik W. Carter; Hilary E. Travers – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2024
The ways in which high schools in rural U.S. communities allocate their staffing and assign roles related to career development impact the preparation of students with disabilities for future employment pursuits. This mixed methods study explored (a) the roles of 291 school staff and administrators in supporting the career development of students…
Descriptors: High Schools, Administrators, School Personnel, Special Education
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Ashley V. Taconet; Allison R. Lombardi; Joseph W. Madaus; Tracy E. Sinclair; Graham G. Rifenbark; Mary E. Morningstar; Shannon N. Langdon – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2024
Independent living skills (ILS) are crucial for the post-school success of students with disabilities. In this systematic literature review, we examined ILS interventions for secondary and postsecondary education students with intellectual disability or autism ranging from ages 13-24 years. Forty-two articles met the inclusion criteria and were…
Descriptors: Journal Articles, Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Students with Disabilities
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Kara A. Hirano; Katherine W. Bromley; Lauren E. Lindstrom – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2024
Young women with disabilities tend to experience poorer postschool employment outcomes than young men with disabilities and their peers without disabilities. Paid work experiences while in high school have been identified as significantly increasing the likelihood of later employment, yet few recent studies have examined the early employment…
Descriptors: High School Students, Females, Students with Disabilities, Post High School Guidance
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Karrie A. Shogren; Valerie L. Mazzotti; Tyler A. Hicks; Sheida K. Raley; Daria Gerasimova; Jesse R. Pace; Stephen M. Kwiatek; Darcy Fredrick; Jared H. Stewart-Ginsburg; Richard Chapman; Danielle Wysenski – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2024
Promoting self-determination is essential to effective transition services and supports. The Goal Setting Challenge App (GSC App) was developed to deliver self-determination instruction via technology, building on the evidence-based Self-Determined Learning Model of Instruction (SDLMI). This article presents data on goal attainment outcomes for…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, COVID-19, Pandemics, Computer Software
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Sehrish Shikarpurya; Carly B. Gilson – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2024
Strengthening parent support is critical to improving the transition to adulthood outcomes of racially minoritized youth. However, in literature, the transition experiences of racially minoritized parents are often characterized using deficit-based language. Strengths-based counternarratives of racially minoritized parents could offer a broader…
Descriptors: Parents, Minority Groups, Minority Group Children, Parent Attitudes
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Plotner, Anthony J.; Walters, Charles B. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2023
An integral element of maximizing positive postschool outcomes for youth with disabilities is interagency collaboration. Centers for Independent Living (CILs) can be critical service providers for youth and young adults with disabilities. This study explored CIL professionals' contributions in supporting transition-age youth. Furthermore, the…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Youth, Independent Living, Special Schools
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Monahan, Jessica L.; Lombardi, Allison; Madaus, Joseph; Freeman, Jennifer; Gelbar, Nicholas – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2023
All students, including those with disabilities, must be college and career ready, which requires high expectations for them (Every Student Succeeds Act, 2015). In this study, we developed and validated the College and Career Readiness Teacher Expectation Survey (CCR-TES), an instrument that measures the postschool expectations that educators have…
Descriptors: Test Construction, College Readiness, Career Readiness, Students with Disabilities
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Howorth, Sarah K.; Rooks-Ellis, Deborah L.; Cobo-Lewis, Alan; Taylor, Joshua; Moody, Christine T. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2023
College students on the autism spectrum report the following support needs: interpersonal skills and coping with unexpected change. The purpose of this pilot study was to investigate the effects of an interpersonal skills seminar using elements of the PEERS® curriculum on the acquisition of conversational behaviors by three young adults on the…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Transitional Programs, College Bound Students
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Lambert, Matthew C.; Sinclair, James; Martin, Jodie R.; Epstein, Michael H. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2023
Identifying student strengths is central to transition planning. However, school personnel use few assessments that operationalize behavioral and emotional strengths, and the psychometric functioning of those measures have not been established with transition-age students. In this two-part study, we used a national sample of transition-age…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Test Reliability, Evaluation Methods, Teacher Attitudes
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Alsalamah, Anwar A.; Poppen, Marcus I. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2023
This study explored the postsecondary transition experiences of young women who were deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) at a higher education institution in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Data were collected using semi-structured interviews with 17 undergraduate women who were DHH and enrolled in a higher education institution in the KSA. The data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Postsecondary Education, Undergraduate Students, Deafness
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Rifenbark, Graham G.; Hicks, Tyler A.; Burke, Kathryn M.; Swinburne Romine, Rebecca E.; Fleming, Kandace K.; Shogren, Karrie A. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2023
In this study, we estimated the cost of implementing the Self-Determined Learning Model of Instruction (SDLMI), an evidence-based practice in secondary transition, at scale in 17 U.S. school districts to enhance self-determination and transition goal attainment outcomes among 340 transition-age adolescents with intellectual disability. An…
Descriptors: Adolescents, High Schools, Intellectual Disability, Self Determination
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Kwiatek, Stephen M.; Mazzotti, Valerie L.; Wood, Charles L.; Vicchio, Janie N. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2023
Students with disabilities experience less postschool success than students without disabilities. Until recently, college and career readiness efforts did not appear to include an explicit focus on students with disabilities. Because most U.S. students with disabilities spend time in general education settings, general education teachers need…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Career Readiness, General Education, Teacher Competencies
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Sanderson, Kelli A.; Bumble, Jennifer L. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2023
Given the importance of family participation in transition planning, it is essential to understand the concerns parents have for their children with disabilities so professionals can better address family needs and develop strategies to enhance expectations and improve student outcomes. Using results from a national U.S. survey, we examined the…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Family Involvement, Student Needs, Transitional Programs
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Kern, Lee; Kelly, Samantha; Rosati, Sarah A.; Shera, Samantha; Fluharty, Matthew; Gabrilowitz, Rachel; Carter, Devon; Liang, Christopher T. H.; Freeman, Jennifer – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2023
U.S. federal policy recommends college and career readiness (CCR) programs to ensure students are prepared for postsecondary life. CCR programs may be particularly important for students with, or at risk of, emotional behavior disorders (EBD) who experience poor school and postschool outcomes. This literature review examined CCR programs for…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders
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Trainor, Audrey A.; Romano, Lindsay – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2023
Disparities in postschool outcomes between student groups associated with intersecting historical marginalizations such as ableism, racism, classism, and linguicism remain stark. Critical research methods have contributed to the development of equity-focused research. In this conceptual paper, we examine intersectional research, one critical…
Descriptors: Intersectionality, Educational Research, Research Methodology, Transitional Programs
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