High School Transition That Works! Lessons Learned from Project Search
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Description: What lessons can your program learn from the highly successful Project SEARCHï¿½ modelï¿½and how can you apply these strategies to improve training and employment opportunities for students with disabilities? Find out in this accessible guidebook, your key to using principles of one of todayï¿½s most effective transition models to help young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities get, keep, and succeed at a fulfilling job of their choice. For more than 15 years, thousands of young adults have benefited from Project SEARCH: the business-led internship program that prepares students with disabilities for competitive, integrated employment. This is the only book that distills the programï¿½s secrets to success, giving counselors, educators, transition coordinators, and other professionals practical guidance straight from the founders of Project SEARCH. Youï¿½ll discover a fresh approach to teaching competitive, marketable, transferable skills in real work settings; promoting effective collaboration among businesses, transition teams, and young people and families; breaking down obstacles to meaningful employment for people with disabilities; help students master the subtleties of appropriate workplace conduct, a major key to job retention; support parents in preparing their child for success in transition programs and employment; develop customized follow-along services so the student can retain employment and advance further; and avoid gaps in service as young people transition out of school. Filled with invaluable tips and strategies, case studies, and practical materials to help you apply principles of the Project SEARCH model, this book will inspire higher expectations for young people with disabilities and vibrant new ideas about systems change. A must for all transition teams as they work to advance competitive employment and richer lives for all people with intellectual disabilities.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Company Incorporated
Publication date: 7/9/2012
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall