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Citation:  Rammler, L. H. & Ouimette, M. L. (2016). Where Common Core meets effective transition: You can have a job. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 44 (3), 249-256.
Title:  Where Common Core meets effective transition: You can have a job
Authors:  Rammler, L. H. & Ouimette, M. L.
Year:  2016
Journal/Publication:  Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation
Publisher:  IOS Press
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Peer-reviewed?  Yes
NIDILRR-funded?  No

Structured abstract:

Background:  We groaned, too, when we learned about the Common Core and considered how it could affect thoughtful, appropriate and evidence-based transition services if not carefully implemented.
Purpose:  Without watering down either, we have developed a model demonstration project that meets the needs of late adolescents/young adults with autism, autistic-like presentations, mental health/behavioral challenges, and other developmental disabilities by successfully preventing them from falling off “The Cliff” between IDEA-mandated and eligibility-based, underfunded adult services when they exit out of IEP-land. How? By helping them to achieve employment prior to exiting IDEA-funded services.
Conclusions:  This paper discusses the challenges presented by the Common Core and describes what the components of our model are in response to these standards.

Disabilities served:  Multiple disabilities
Populations served:  Transition-age youth (14 - 24)
High school dropouts / functionally illiterate persons
Interventions:  Transition services
Outcomes:  Employment acquisition