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Citation:  Simonsen, Monica L.; Neubert, Debra A. (2012). Transitioning Youth With Intellectual and Other Developmental Disabilities: Predicting Community Employment Outcomes. Career Development for Exceptional Individuals, 36 (3), 188-198.
Title:  Transitioning Youth With Intellectual and Other Developmental Disabilities: Predicting Community Employment Outcomes
Authors:  Simonsen, Monica L.; Neubert, Debra A.
Year:  2012
Journal/Publication:  Career Development for Exceptional Individuals
Publisher:  SAGE
DOI:  https://doi.org/10.1177/2165143412469399
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Peer-reviewed?  No
NIDILRR-funded?  Yes

Structured abstract:

Background:  This article explored post-exit outcomes for youth with intellectual or other developmental disabilities 18 months after their transition out of public school. The individuals studied were receiving ongoing supports funded by the state Developmental Disability agency. The research examined individual, family, community, and school variables that predicted whether this population would find paid work in the community. Results indicate that very few of these youth found integrated employment in their communities. The article concluded that the current transition planning model needed to be reconsidered.

Disabilities served:  Cognitive / intellectual impairment
Developmental disabilities
Populations served:  Transition-age youth (14 - 24)
Interventions:  Other
Outcomes:  Other