Keys to College: Five predictors of successful postsecondary education access for students with disabilities
by Center on Transition Innovations
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INCLUSION IN GENERAL EDUCATION
Students are in general education classes and engaged with peers without disabilities.
PAID EMPLOYMENT AND WORK EXPERIENCE
Students are provided job shadowing, internships, apprenticeships, and paid employment opportunities while in high school.
Parents and other family members are active, knowledgeable participants in the transition process. They advocate, attend meetings, and have high expectations.
SELF-CARE AND INDEPENDENT LIVING SKILLS
Students are able to manage things like personal hygiene, interactions with others, finances, and wellness needs.
SELF-ADVOCACY AND SELF-DETERMINATION
Students make choices, set goals, evaluate options, take initiative, and accept the consequences of different actions.
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This information is adapted from work by David W. Test, Valerie L. Mazzotti, and Dawn A. Rowe.
The contents were developed under a contract (881-62524-H027A 130172) from the Virginia
Department of Education. VCU is an equal opportunity affirmative action university 140429-09