Transition Innovations: Promising Vocational Rehabilitation Practices for Youth
Recent federal policy changes require state vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies to expand service delivery to transition-age youth and young adults with disabilities. These expanded services intend to improve youth’s preparation for college and employment. Mathematica’s Center for Studying Disability Policy will host a live webinar that will explore the impact of these new policy changes. The webinar will specifically highlight effective VR service practices and the challenges that state VR agencies face in adhering to new federal mandates related to transition-age youth.
The panel will present and discuss the following: effective VR practices identified by VR counselors from agencies with strong transition outcomes; a case study on effective partnerships between VR and higher education programs for students with intellectual disabilities and autism; and early implementation experiences of VR agencies with pre-employment transition services.
The panel speakers will include:
Todd Honeycutt, (Moderator), Mathematica Policy Research
Rich Luecking, University of Maryland
Meg Grigal, Institute for Community Inclusion, University of Massachusetts
Purvi Sevak, Mathematica Policy Research
David Test, (Discussant), University of North Carolina at Charlotte