Preparing Transition-Age Youth with Disabilities for Work

Preparing Transition-Age Youth with Disabilities for Work: What School Leaders Need to Know About the New Legal LandscapeWhat School Leaders Need to Know About the New Legal Landscape

Inclusivity Strategic Consulting (Eve Hill and Regina Kline) worked with the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) to develop a policy brief for school leaders that provides important information about the changing legal landscape affecting the preparation of youth with disabilities for work.

Too many youth with disabilities have been employed at subminimum wages as well as placed in segregated sheltered workshops while in school, often leading to job placements in the same sheltered adult workplaces after graduation. These youth were not given the opportunity to participate in mentorships, paid work experiences, and internships all of which could help prepare them for competitive, integrated employment.

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Policy Brief – Institute for Educational Leadership