Summer Employment for Youth with Significant, Emotional or Behavioral Disabilities
Erik Carter, Vanderbilt University
Connecting youth with disabilities to early work experience is an essential element of effective transition services. This webcast will summarize lessons learned as part of a three-year project focused on promoting summer employment for youth with severe disabilities or emotional/behavioral disabilities. Dr. Carter will address factors associated with youth engagement, review findings from intervention work, and share practical recommendations for increasing access to early work experiences.
Target Audience: Secondary educators and employment specialists who work in transition planning for youth with more complex disabilities.