Challenges in coordinating and managing services and supports in secondary and postsecondary options
This paper addresses the question of how interagency service coordination for youth with disabilities can be more flexible, youth centered, and culturally responsive. Poor interagency service coordination creates barriers to postsecondary educational access. These barriers are even more prominent for students with significant disabilities. The authors identify four models of service coordination represented in the literature and four major barriers to effective service coordination and management of supports. Recommendations for resolving major barriers are presented.
Hart, D., Zimbrich, K., & Whelley, T. (2002). Challenges in coordinating and managing services and supports in secondary and postsecondary options. Rehabilitation Research and Training Center, Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa.