College Experiences Foster Student Self Determination and Vocational Rehabilitation Support
Successful completion of college requires more than attending to coursework, it also requires the development of foundational skills and personal competencies such as working with others in a collaborative manner, effective communication, problem solving, and self-direction skills. These same skills are also needed to support future career success. A team of researchers from the Institute for Community Inclusion conducted a study on state vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies and institutions of higher education (IHEs) that enroll students with intellectual disabilities and autism (ID/A) to identify characteristics of effective partnerships. The team conducted interviews with students with ID/A and their parents, as well as higher education program and VR staff, at four IHEs across the country.
Blackburn, N., Domin, D., & Hart, D. (2019). College Experiences Foster Student Self Determination and VR Support. VR and Youth Rehabilitation Research and Training Center Practice Brief, Issue No. 06. Rockville, MD: TransCen, Inc.