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Addressing the Transition Needs of Youth with Disabilities Through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) System (December 2002)
NCSET Information Brief
This brief discusses strategies for including work-based learning and youth development opportunities sponsored by the Workforce Investment Act in students' IEPs. The brief will also discuss youth development, youth employment and how One Stop career centers can be accessed to support students with disabilities in their career development.
http://www.ncset.org/publications/viewdesc.asp?id=703

Building Bridges Toward Science Careers for Youth with Disabilities (April 2004)
NCSET Research to Practice Brief
This brief outlines results of a research project designed to (a) create a model facilitating greater access for students with disabilities to postsecondary education and careers in science and technology, and (b) investigate issues related to the transition from high school to college for students with disabilities. The researchers sought to gather information to promote a seamless transition for high school students with disabilities to math, science, engineering, and technology education at community colleges.
http://www.ncset.org/publications/viewdesc.asp?id=1494

National Standards & Quality Indicators: Transition Toolkit for Systems Improvement (2005)
The National Alliance for Secondary Education and Transition (NASET) developed this document, which outlines standards and indicators that can be used to help assure high-quality transition for youth who are moving from a secondary school setting to the adult world. The standards and indicators identify practices that create quality secondary education and transition experiences for all youth. These standards can guide state and local administrators and practitioners responsible for planning and implementing comprehensive transition systems for youth, ultimately becoming a catalyst for constructive change in transition practices and policies nationwide.
http://www.nasetalliance.org/toolkit/

Transition Planning: Community Mapping as a Tool for Teachers and Students (April 2005)
NCSET Research to Practice Brief
Community mapping can acquaint teachers and students with a community's culture, resources, transition needs, and assets. This brief describes the research base for community mapping and provides an outline of the roles, responsibilities, and materials involved in the community mapping process. It also provides examples and further resources for engaging in community resource mapping.
http://www.ncset.org/publications/viewdesc.asp?id=2128

Work-Based Learning and Future Employment for Youth: A Guide for Parents and Guardians (October 2003)
NCSET Information Brief
Setting high expectations early in life is an important step in order for youth to develop the skills to succeed in the future. This guide for parents and guardians of youth with disabilities outlines how work-based learning helps youth identify interests, strengths, skills, and needs related to career development. Specific examples are provided, as well as further resources.
http://www.ncset.org/publications/viewdesc.asp?id=1222

Youth Employment (December 2003)
NCSET NLTS2 Data Brief
This NLTS2 Data Brief provides a detailed description of employment trends for youth with disabilities documented within the National Longitudinal Study-2. The NLTS2 has gathered data on work-study employment and regular paid employment of youth with disabilities, with a focus on hourly pay, disability categories, demographic differences in employment, and individual differences such as gender, age, race/ethnicity, and household income in relation to employment. This brief provides a concise and organized presentation of the results, including descriptive graphs.
http://www.ncset.org/publications/viewdesc.asp?id=1310

Youth with Disabilities and the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (December 2002)
NCSET Policy Update
This brief contains an overview of the Workforce Investment Act, workforce investment system management structures, and the One-Stop service system. It focuses on youth programs within WIA, and includes information about (a) funding structures and eligibility for youth activities, (b) Youth Opportunities Grants, (c) youth services and activities, (d) performance accountability, and (e) non-discrimination. This brief discusses implications for youth with disabilities in transition from school to work, and the wider benefits to workforce investment systems of effectively serving youth with disabilities.
http://www.ncset.org/publications/policy/2002_12.asp

 


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