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Coordination and management of services and supports for individuals with disabilities from secondary to postsecondary education and employment

Coordination and management of services and supports for individuals with disabilities from secondary to postsecondary education and employment

This paper examines the often overwhelming and confusing process associated with finding and accessing services and supports encountered by students with disabilities in secondary schools as they prepare to attend postsecondary education and/or engage in employment. The white paper presents a description of problems related to coordination and management of services and supports, and the subsequent impact on outcomes for youth with disabilities as they exit secondary schools. Four major barriers related to coordination and management of services identified in the literature are discussed; (1) A conceptual model, which addresses the four key barriers, is developed; (2) Current practice in the area of coordination and management of services and supports is discussed; (3) Emerging promising practices that begin to address the four barriers are described; (4) Recommendations for further research and practice as they relate to the four major barriers to effective coordination and management of services are offered.

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Whelley, T., Hart, D., & Zafft, C. (2004). Coordination and management of services and supports for individuals with disabilities from secondary to postsecondary education and employment. Retrieved February 12, 2009, from University of Hawaii Web site: http://www.rrtc.hawaii.edu/documents/products/phase3/04.pdf

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2004
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