MULTI-INSTRUCTIONAL APPROACHES Curriculum Objectives Required Volunteer Lab and Demo Practicum, Internship, Work- Study Degree Courses- Related/ Elective Certificate Courses Identify Personal Goals /Support Plan Adjustment to University Environment Careers/Jobs/ Business Develop Healthy Lifestyles Mgmt. Community Inclusion Civic Responsibility and Engagement Community Resources Self-Determination Networking/Natural supports
Advising Traditional coursework SeminarsLabs/demo Guided Independent Study Experiential-courses and student life Accommodation in Instruction Academic Coaching and Student Life Counseling/Advising Study Groups Student to Student Mentoring Methodologies for Student-Centered Success
Postsecondary Education – What is the Data Saying? National Trends Employment Independent Living What is Happening at UNCG
Challenges for Young Adults with ID in Transition from Secondary Education- National Longitudinal Transition Study - 2 Only 29% of young adults with ID enroll in post-secondary education Young adults with ID are less likely to be employed than other young adults with learning disabilities (39% versus 57%, respectively) For young adults with ID, wages were lower($7.90 versus $10.50) and hours worked per week were fewer (28 versus 34) than young adults with learning disabilities or hearing impairment Residential independence for young adults with ID was reported at 16% compared to 65% of individuals with learning disabilities Social connectedness through contact with friends and involvement in community groups was 30%, 25% lower than those with learning disabilities Fewer young adults with ID were managing basic financial tasks such as a savings or checking account, 21% less than their peers with learning disabilities Newman, L., Wagner, M., Knokey, A.-M., Marder, C., Nagle, K., Shaver, D., Wei, X., with Cameto, R.,Contreras, E., Ferguson, K., Greene, S., and Schwarting, M. (2011). The Post-High School Outcomes of Young Adults With Disabilities up to 8 Years After High School. A Report From the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 (NLTS2) (NCSER ). Menlo Park, CA: SRI International
Comparative Data OUTCOME % National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 (NLTS2)* UNCGs Comprehensive Post Secondary Transition Program Young adults working toward a diploma, certificate or license <30 individuals nationally 10 graduates; 34 current students, Total = 44 Completion rate of students in current or most recently attended postsecondary school 44.2% 63% graduation rate for Class 2011, 2012 Any paid employment outside of the home 38.8%71% Engagement in education, employment, or training for employment since leaving high school 79.2%100% Living independently 36.3%100% of graduates Involved in a volunteer/community service activity 18.9%100% Involved in a community group (e.g., sports team, hobby club, religious group) 36.6%100% *Newman, Wagner, Knokey, Marder, et al., (2011). The post-high school outcomes of young adults with disabilities up to 8 years after high school: A report from the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 (NLTS2) (NCSER ). Menlo Park, CA: SRI International.