Improving Post-High School Outcomes for Transition-Age Students with Disabilities: An Evidence Review

Publisher: Washington, DC: National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education
Aug 30, 2013
Authors
R. Brian Cobb, Stephen Lipscomb, Jennifer Wolgemuth, Theresa Schulte, Abigail Veliquette, Morgen Alwell, Keriu Batchelder, Robert Bernard, Paul Hernandez, Helen Holmquist-Johnson, Rebecca Orsi, Laura Sample McMeeking, Jun Wang, and Andrea Welnberg
This report uses evidence-based standards developed by the What Works Clearinghouse to review the research literature on programs that help students with disabilities make transitions after high school. Community-based work programs had mixed effects on employment and potentially positive effects on postsecondary education. Functional life skills development programs had potentially positive effects on independent living although the extent of evidence was small.