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Each year, the TASH Conference brings together a diverse community of stakeholders who gain information, learn about resources, and connect with others across the country to strengthen the disability field. This year’s conference theme, “Still We Rise for Equity, Opportunity, and Inclusion,” shows the resilience of individuals with disabilities and their families across the lifespan. Conference attendees will celebrate their passion for disability rights, civil rights, and human rights while exploring inclusive communities, schools, and workplaces that support people with disabilities, including those with complex support needs. Return to TASH website.

Thursday, December 14 • 10:55am - 11:45am
Family Correlates of Transition to Employment for Students with Significant Disabilities LIMITED

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Students with significant disabilities face barriers in obtaining meaningful employment upon exiting the school system (Carter, Austin, & Trainor, 2012). In a national study, only 26% of students with significant disabilities were employed two years after high school (Carter et al., 2012). To develop effective interventions to improve the transition to employment, it is important to identify malleable predictors of employment for students with significant disabilities. To determine correlates of transition variables related to employment, 62 parents of transition-aged youth (ages 14-22) with significant disabilities (i.e. students with intellectual disability, autism, or multiple disabilities, who participated in an alternate assessment) were surveyed. Results indicated that parents with greater empowerment had increased transition knowledge, better family-school partnerships, and less unmet student needs. Parents with greater transition knowledge and/or better family-school partnerships also had less unmet student needs. There was also a positive correlation between the independence of the youth and level of employment knowledge of the parent.

Thursday December 14, 2017 10:55am - 11:45am
L506 265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

Attendees (17)