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Citation:  Schutz, M. A., & Carter, E. W. (2022). Elevating the employment outcomes of transition-age youth with disabilities: Four decades of intervention research (In Press). Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 0 0.
Title:  Elevating the employment outcomes of transition-age youth with disabilities: Four decades of intervention research (In Press)
Authors:  Schutz, M. A., & Carter, E. W.
Year:  2022
Journal/Publication:  Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation
Publisher:  IOS Press
Full text:  PDF   
Peer-reviewed?  Yes
NIDILRR-funded?  Yes

Structured abstract:

Background:  Preparing students with disabilities for future employment is a primary purpose of special education and secondary transition services.
Purpose:  Knowing which interventions lead to subsequent employment is essential for establishing a strong evidence base that can guide the field.
Study sample:  We systematically reviewed available experimental and quasi-experimental studies that evaluated interventions addressing employment outcomes for transition-age youth with disabilities (ages 14–22).
Findings:  These 25 studies were of varied methodological quality, and most interventions improved employment status for youth. Collectively, these findings emphasize the importance and impact of connecting youth with disabilities to career development experiences while they are still receiving transition supports.
Conclusions:  We offer recommendations for future research focused on unpacking the key features of these multicomponent interventions as well as guidance on assessing meaningful employment outcomes for youth with disabilities.

Populations served:  Transition-age students (14 - 22)
Interventions:  Transition services
Employment opportunities expansion
Outcomes:  Employment acquisition