VR’s Role in the Seamless Transition from Higher Education to Employment
One of the strongest predictors of post-school employment for students with intellectual disability and/or autism (ID/A) is obtaining work experiences while in high school. There is growing evidence of a similar effect among college students. In a study of students who attended Transition and Postsecondary Education Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities (TPSID) programs, Grigal, Papay, Smith, Hart, and Verbeck (2019) found that students who obtained a paid job while enrolled in the TPSID program were almost 15 times more likely to have a paid job at school exit than those who did not work for pay while enrolled.
Domin, D., & Sulewski, J. (2019). VR’s Role in the Seamless Transition from Higher Education to Employment. VR and Youth Rehabilitation Research and Training Center Practice Brief, Issue No. 04. Rockville, MD: TransCen, Inc.