A review of recent studies shows some factors connected with postschool employment, education, and independent living, but researchers say more evidence would be welcome.
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September 23, 2013
'Best Kept Secret' explores the postsecondary options available for six youth with severe autism in Newark, N.J.
August 28, 2013
Though strong research in this area is lacking, studies do show interesting areas that policymakers can explore, according to a report from the federal What Works Clearinghouse.
June 14, 2013
Providence has shut down a program for youth and adults with intellectual disabilities that required them work at menial jobs at wages far below the state minimum.
March 05, 2013
The Council for Exceptional Children is promoting an ambitious agenda, but also is paying attention to small-picture bills.
September 28, 2012
The centers could serve--and may in many communities--as a powerful link to work, education, and other opportunities and people with disabilities. But sound monitoring is a part of making sure those centers are serving their purpose, the inspector general said.
September 07, 2012
Students didn't factor ADHD into their decision-making about college, but rather chose a college based on how the campus felt, the reputation of the school or that it was where they had always wanted to attend. The researcher found that students who had ADHD management strategies in place, such as ways to keep a schedule or study for tests, had figured those out before college, but students who did not have strategies mapped out were overwhelmed once freshman year began.
August 06, 2012
The different agencies only coordinate their activities to an extent and don't ever reflect on how effectively they work together, the Government Accountability Office said.
July 31, 2012
A heavy federal focus on compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act hasn't made much of a difference where it counts: students' test scores and dropout rates, among other measures.
July 25, 2012
Kelsey Carroll's a self-proclaimed "bitch" who says she's into safety pins, piercings, and tattoos. One of her teachers doesn't want her in class, but a new documentary shows she has what it takes to graduate—with some adult support.