This paper reports preliminary findings from the evaluation of the New York State Education Department’s Model Transition Program grants to sixty local education agencies aimed to improve post-secondary outcomes for youth with disabilities. Data were collected for more than 16,000 participants. This part of the evaluation aimed to describe the types of services provided and characteristics of the program participants. Results indicated that most of the students targeted by the program were male and enrolled in 11th and 12th grades. Most of these students received at least one type of career development activity such as career assessment or career counseling, job skills training, and job search support. Additionally, students with measurable post-secondary goals in their Individualized Education Plan were twice as likely to participate in work experiences as their peers without measurable post-secondary goals.
Evaluation of a Multi-site Transition to Adulthood Program for Youth with Disabilities
Journal Of Rehabilitation