When Will Our Values Finally Result in the Creation of New Pathways for Change--Change That We Can Believe In?
This article discusses transition services for youth with severe disabilities to employment or further education, arguing for the need to work on new legislation that focuses on continued coordination supporting youth beyond high school participation rather than continuing to discuss "valued outcomes." Calls for accountability of high school and adult service agencies in the transition process for outcomes that reflect societal values. Legislation promoting the following is needed: (a) teaching and promoting student participation in decisions about jobs or additional schooling; b) schools being held accountable for placing students in these jobs or PSE institutions; and c) schools orchestrating the coordinated services that are important to ensure long-term employment.
Rusch, F., & Wolfe, P. (2008). When Will Our Values Finally Result in the Creation of New Pathways for Change--Change That We Can Believe In?. Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 33(3), 96-97.