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Citation:  Tucker, M.; Guillermo, M.S.; & Corona, V. (2019). Career and work-based learning interventions for young recipients of Supplemental Security Income. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 51 (2), 145-157.
Title:  Career and work-based learning interventions for young recipients of Supplemental Security Income
Authors:  Tucker, M.; Guillermo, M.S.; & Corona, V.
Year:  2019
Journal/Publication:  Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation
Publisher:  IOS Press
DOI:  https://doi.org/10.3233/JVR-191034
Full text:  https://content.iospress.com/articles/journal-of-vocational-rehabil...   
Peer-reviewed?  Yes
NIDILRR-funded?  Not reported

Structured abstract:

Background:  The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act prioritized provision of vocational rehabilitation (VR) services to young adults with disabilities, reinforcing the importance of assisting young persons with disabilities to prepare for and engage in employment.
Purpose:  The purpose of this investigation was to examine patterns of provision of career and work-based learning interventions to young SSI recipients.
Data collection and analysis:  This investigation was accomplished through analysis of case service data of 1,646 individuals who participated in a multiyear program designed to improve educational and employment outcomes. Discrepancies in career and work-based learning interventions were examined based upon age, gender, disability type, parent employment status, parent education level, and youth and parent expectations about work and education.
Findings:  No differences in interventions were observed by gender, age at enrollment, or type of disability. Affirmative expectations about going to work or attending college after completing high school were associated with higher mean intervention scores for some types of career and work-based learning interventions.
Conclusions:  Findings suggest that gender, age, and disability did not contribute to differences in provision of services to young SSI recipients. Additional findings underscore the importance of fostering youth and parent expectations about youth engaging in work after completing high school.

Disabilities served:  Multiple disabilities
Populations served:  Transition-age youth (14 - 24)
SSI and SSDI recipients
Interventions:  Transition services