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Wei, Xin; Yu, Jennifer; Shattuck, Paul; Blackorby, Jose – Grantee Submission, 2017
Previous studies suggest that individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are more likely than other disability groups and the general population to gravitate toward science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. However, the field knows little about which factors influenced the STEM pipeline between high school and…
Descriptors: College Students, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Prior Learning
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Newman, Lynn A; Madaus, Joseph W.; Javitz, Harold S. – Grantee Submission, 2016
Data from the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 were analyzed to determine the effect of receiving transition planning education and having a transition plan that specified needed postsecondary accommodations on the receipt of disability-specific services and generally available supports at the postsecondary level by students with…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Postsecondary Education, College Bound Students, Transitional Programs
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Shogren, Karrie A.; Lee, Jaehoon; Panko, Pavel – Grantee Submission, 2016
This study examined, using data from the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2, the impact of constructs associated with self-determination (i.e., autonomy, self-realization, and psychological empowerment, measured while youth were in secondary school) on postschool (a) employment and payment/benefits, (b) education, (c) independent living, and…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Empowerment, Self Actualization, Disabilities
Newman, Lynn A.; Marschark, Marc; Shaver, Debra M.; Javitz, Harold – Grantee Submission, 2016
Data from the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 were used to examine the effect of academic and career or technical education course taking in high school on deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) youth's postsecondary enrollment in 2-year, 4-year, and career or technical education (CTE) institutions. The analyses included a nationally…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, College Students, Enrollment
Nagle, Katherine; Newman, Lynn A.; Shaver, Debra M.; Marschark, Marc – Grantee Submission, 2016
As schools work to raise the number of students who leave secondary school ready for college and career by increasing both the number of academic courses required and the overall rigor of the curriculum, they must ensure that students with disabilities, including those who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH), are not left behind. They can do this by…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Disabilities, Special Education
Wei, Xin; Wagner, Mary; Hudson, Laura; Yu, Jennifer W.; Javitz, Harold – Grantee Submission, 2016
This study used propensity score techniques to assess the relationship between transition planning participation and goal-setting and college enrollment among youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). Using data from waves 1 through 5 of the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2, this study found that 2- or 4-year college enrollment rates…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Transitional Programs, Planning
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Marschark, Marc; Shaver, Debra M.; Nagle, Katherine; Newman, Lynn A. – Grantee Submission, 2015
Research suggests that the academic achievement of deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) students is the result of a complex interplay of many factors. These factors include characteristics of the students (e.g., hearing thresholds, language fluencies, mode of communication, and communication functioning), characteristics of their family environments…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Academic Achievement, Deafness, Hearing Impairments
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Newman, Lynn A.; Madaus, Joseph W. – Grantee Submission, 2015
A secondary analysis of the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 examined the relationship between demographic, disability-related, secondary school preparation, and transition planning variables and receipt of accommodations and other disability-specific services at the postsecondary level for 2,470 postsecondary students with disabilities.…
Descriptors: Correlation, Demography, Student Characteristics, Disabilities
Newman, Lynn A.; Madaus, Joseph W. – Grantee Submission, 2015
There is a dearth of information on specific accommodations used by students with disabilities at the secondary and postsecondary levels. Using data from the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2, researchers examined a nationally-representative cohort of 3,190 students with disabilities who reported that they had ever enrolled in a…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, College Students, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Related Services (Special Education)
Roux, Anne M.; Shattuck, Paul T.; Rast, Jessica E.; Rava, Julianna A.; Edwards, Amy D.; Wei, Xin; McCracken, Mary; Yu, Jennifer W. – Grantee Submission, 2015
Approximately 80% of youth on the autism spectrum in the U.S. who attend college will attend a 2-year college at some point in their postsecondary education. These community-based colleges are universally-accessible educational institutions which offer both academic and vocational courses and are experienced in teaching diverse learners who may…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Student Characteristics, Autism
Wei, Xin; Wagner, Mary; Hudson, Laura; Yu, Jennifer W.; Shattuck, Paul – Grantee Submission, 2015
Relatively little is known about the pathways youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) take in the transition to adulthood in terms of employment and postsecondary education. Applying life course sequence analysis to a nationally representative sample of youth with ASDs (n = 120), this study clustered various longitudinal sequences into three…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Longitudinal Studies, Postsecondary Education
Leppo, Rachel H. T.; Cawthon, Stephanie W.; Bond, Mark P. – Grantee Submission, 2014
(Purpose) Students who are deaf or hard of hearing (SDHH) are a low-incidence group of students; however, SDHH also have a high incidence of additional disabilities (SDHH+). Many SDHH and SDHH+ require accommodations for equal access to classroom instruction and assessment, particularly in mainstreamed educational settings where spoken English is…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Comorbidity, Disabilities
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Shaver, Debra M.; Marschark, Marc; Newman, Lynn A.; Marder, Camille – Grantee Submission, 2014
To address the needs and abilities of deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) students in different educational settings, it is important to understand who is in which setting. A secondary analysis of the National Longitudinal Transition Study 2 (NLTS2) database was conducted to examine differences in the characteristics of students who attended special…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Special Schools, Inclusion
Wei, Xin; Christiano, Elizabeth R.; Yu, Jennifer W.; Blackorby, Jose; Shattuck, Paul; Newman, Lynn A. – Grantee Submission, 2014
Little research has examined the popular belief that individuals with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are more likely than the general population to gravitate toward science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. This study analyzed data from the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2, a nationally representative sample of…
Descriptors: STEM Education, College Students, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
Wei, Xin; Wagner, Mary; Christiano, Elizabeth R.A.; Shattuck, Paul; Yu, Jennifer – Grantee Submission, 2014
Little is known about how special education services received by students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) differ by age, disability severity, and demographic characteristics. Using three national datasets, the Pre-Elementary Education Longitudinal Study (PEELS), the Special Education Elementary Longitudinal Study (SEELS), and the National…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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