Federal Systems Serving Transition Age Youth with Disabilities: Review and Strategy


Cedric P. Bridges (Editor)

Series: Disability and the Disabled – Issues, Laws and Programs
BISAC: SOC029000

This book is the result of an interagency workgroup tasked with developing a strategy to support students and youth with disabilities in reaching their goals of economic empowerment and independence as they transition to adulthood. It focuses on five Federal systems that play key and inter-related roles in preparing youth with disabilities as they transition into adulthood – vocational rehabilitation, social security, juvenile justice, behavioral health, and workforce investment.

The book summarizes each system’s role, the extent of its use by the population, and central programs and authorizing legislation. In addition, challenges and recommendations for each system are identified, as are common themes and trends across systems. Moreover, the book provides information on the challenges students with disabilities may face accessing federally funded transition services; and the extent to which federal agencies coordinate their transition activities.
(Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

pp. vii

Chapter 1
Literature Review of Five Federal Systems Serving Transition Age Youth with Disabilities
(Office of Disability Employment Policy)
pp. 1-80

Chapter 2
2020 Federal Youth Transition Plan: A Federal Interagency Strategy
(Federal Partners in Transition Workgroup)
pp. 81-108

Chapter 3
Students With Disabilities: Better Federal Coordination Could Lessen Challenges in the Transition from High School
(United States Government Accountability Office)
pp. 109-148

pp. 149-157

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