Location: 2012 National Transition Conference: College and Careers for Youth with Disabilities Washington, DC.
This presentation reported the results of a demonstration of a new transition model for transition-age youth with autism spectrum disorders. Coordinated person-centered planning, family training, and career exploration resulted in significant increases in self-determination, career decision-making, and expectations for adult life, as well as improvements in the quality of transition plans on student IEPs. Efforts are underway to implement this model with sustainable blended funding.
Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies