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1 Welcome to Southeast TACE Webinar Real Time Captioning Helpful Tips Captioning is available through the webinar system - Select the “CC” button on the top of your screen to turn-on captioning Captioning will begin 10 minutes prior to webinar start Put captioning & webinar windows side by side Start Time: 2:00 pm (Eastern) / 1:00 pm (Central) Sound Check: Periodically you should hear a moderator speak. Check and adjust your volume as needed before the webinar. **You may listen to the audio through your computer speakers or call the phone conference bridge number below. Questions or Help? Type them in the text chat area. Postsecondary Education and Employment Options for Students with Intellectual Disabilities February 3, 2011 Phone Conference Bridge Toll Call: [voice] Helpful Tips Use the Phone Bridge if unable to hear sound Dial in min. before webinar Mute your phone line so other’s will not hear participants’ incidental noises

2 Postsecondary Education and Employment Options for Students with Intellectual Disabilities Amy Dwyre TransCen, Inc. February 3, 2011

3 TACE Center: Region IV, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute. Funded by RSA Grant # H264A © 2011 All Rights Reserved 3 Current State of Postsecondary Education Opportunities for Students with Intellectual Disabilities

4 TACE Center: Region IV, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute. Funded by RSA Grant # H264A © 2011 All Rights Reserved currently listed in the ThinkCollege Programs Database In 37 states Countless individuals accessing typical services Postsecondary Options in the US

5 TACE Center: Region IV, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute. Funded by RSA Grant # H264A © 2011 All Rights Reserved 5 Social connections with family and friends Living as independently as possible Paid employment in an integrated community setting with appropriate supports Connected to adult support systems Increased independence & responsibility Access to postsecondary education or adult learning The Vision

6 TACE Center: Region IV, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute. Funded by RSA Grant # H264A © 2011 All Rights Reserved 6 The Higher Education Opportunity Act Amendments 2008-Allows students with ID, attending postsecondary programs to be eligible for Pell Grants, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants and the Federal Work-Study Program. (IHE’s need to apply) The Center on Postsecondary Education for Students with Intellectual Disabilities ( ) Partnership between ICI- UMASS & TransCen, Inc. Research (national survey, secondary analysis) & TTA materials The National Consortium of University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities to Enhance Postsecondary Education for Youth and Adults with Developmental Disabilities-5 year Project by ICI/UMASS Boston with UCEDD Partners nationwide. New Federal Initiatives

7 TACE Center: Region IV, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute. Funded by RSA Grant # H264A © 2011 All Rights Reserved 7 Transition and Postsecondary Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities (TPSID): Federal money through OPE was awarded to 27 IHE’s or IHE consortia to create or expand inclusive PSE experiences for SWID National Coordinating Center: ICI at UMASS-Boston was awarded money to support these TPSID awardees, developing standards, best practices and evaluation systems New Federal Initiatives

8 TACE Center: Region IV, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute. Funded by RSA Grant # H264A © 2011 All Rights Reserved 8 Dual enrollment (18-21) Full or Part-time access to existing PSE options Full or part-time enrollment in special program sponsored by IHE or agency Current Forms of Access

9 TACE Center: Region IV, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute. Funded by RSA Grant # H264A © 2011 All Rights Reserved 9 Course Access Independent Living EMPLOYMENT Community/Social Access Focus of Services

10 TACE Center: Region IV, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute. Funded by RSA Grant # H264A © 2011 All Rights Reserved 10 30% of people with disabilities report being employed full or part-time, compared to 70% of those who do not have disabilities (NOD/Harris, 2004) Youth with MR exiting high school are the only disability category not experiencing an increase in earnings above minimum wage (NLTS2, 2004) 34% of individuals with disabilities say they are satisfied with life, compared to 61% of individuals without disabilities General Outcomes

11 TACE Center: Region IV, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute. Funded by RSA Grant # H264A © 2011 All Rights Reserved 11 For youth with disabilities, one of the most important research findings shows that work experience during high school helps them get jobs at higher wages after they graduate. NCWD/Youth, Hot topic: Work-Based Learning, 2003 Volume 2 Secondary school students with disabilities who worked for pay outside the home in the preceding year before exit and/or have participated in a work-study program at school, have an increased chance for employment in their post school years. Changes over time in the Early Postschool Outcomes of Youth with Disabilities: A Report of Findings from the National Longitudinal Transition Study (NLTS) and the NLTS2. The Importance of Employment

12 TACE Center: Region IV, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute. Funded by RSA Grant # H264A © 2011 All Rights Reserved 12 Employment of Youth with Intellectual Disabilities in their last year of Secondary School: 50.9% earned less than $5.15 per hour Only 15.2% earned over $7.00 per hour 43.8% worked 5 hours per week or less Only 17.6% worked hours per week NLTS2 Wave 3 (2005) Parent/Youth Survey NLTS2

13 TACE Center: Region IV, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute. Funded by RSA Grant # H264A © 2011 All Rights Reserved 13 Employment of Youth with Intellectual Disabilities in their last year of Secondary School: 17.6% work in janitorial or maintenance jobs O% worked in clerical/computer jobs 23% worked in food service 0% worked in retail sales NLTS2 Wave 3 (2005) Parent/Youth Survey NLTS2

14 TACE Center: Region IV, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute. Funded by RSA Grant # H264A © 2011 All Rights Reserved 14 Data from the national vocational rehabilitation database (RSA 911) show that youth with ID who participated in postsecondary education were 26% more likely to leave vocational rehabilitation services with a paid job and earn a 73% higher weekly income.. Think College, Fast Facts, No. 1 Migliore, A., Butterworth, J., & Hart, D. (2009). Postsecondary Education and Employment Outcomes for Youth with Intellectual Disabilities. Impact of Postsecondary Education on Employment for Students with ID

15 TACE Center: Region IV, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute. Funded by RSA Grant # H264A © 2011 All Rights Reserved 15 Review of RSA 911 data (from VR) showed: Of Youth with ID who did not receive PSE services, 32% acquired paid work at $195 per week on average Of Youth with ID who DID receive PSE services, 48% acquired paid jobs at $316 per week on average Of Youth with ID who, after PSE service attained a higher level of education, 58% acquired paid jobs at $338 per week on average Think College, Fast Facts, No. 1 Migliore, A., Butterworth, J., & Hart, D. (2009). Postsecondary Education and Employment Outcomes for Youth with Intellectual Disabilities. PSE CAN Increase Employment

16 TACE Center: Region IV, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute. Funded by RSA Grant # H264A © 2011 All Rights Reserved 16 Promising Practices in Post Secondary Education HANDOUT – Postsecondary Education Services for Students with Intellectual Disabilities

17 TACE Center: Region IV, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute. Funded by RSA Grant # H264A © 2011 All Rights Reserved 17 Case Study Research The PERC Project in Maryland and Connecticut

18 TACE Center: Region IV, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute. Funded by RSA Grant # H264A © 2011 All Rights Reserved 18 The purpose of the PERC Project is to demonstrate and research exemplary practices supporting students with intellectual disabilities ages in postsecondary settings. The PERC Project

19 TACE Center: Region IV, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute. Funded by RSA Grant # H264A © 2011 All Rights Reserved 19 Mixed or Hybrid Model Program Center and Coordinator Dual Enrollment EMPLOYMENT (defined as competitive, community-based, employer paid - at least minimum wage) Course access Individualized planning and support

20 TACE Center: Region IV, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute. Funded by RSA Grant # H264A © 2011 All Rights Reserved 20 Project States 3 School Systems 5 Program Sites 36 High Schools 112 students PERC Data

21 TACE Center: Region IV, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute. Funded by RSA Grant # H264A © 2011 All Rights Reserved 21 5-year research study of 5 PSE Programs 91 of 112 students were employed in 122 different paid jobs during their PSE program After exit, 83% of students in CT and 72% of students in MD were engaged in paid work Variables that contributed:  Expectation of work  Trained job developers w/dedicated time  Flexible staff scheduling  Person-centered career discovery Grigal, M & Dwyre, A. Employment Activities and Outcomes of College-Based Transition Programs for SWID. Insight Issue #3, October ThinkCollege. Data in Maryland and Connecticut:

22 TACE Center: Region IV, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute. Funded by RSA Grant # H264A © 2011 All Rights Reserved 22 Percentage of PERC Students Working Percentage of Students Employed Total of All Sites by Year

23 TACE Center: Region IV, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute. Funded by RSA Grant # H264A © 2011 All Rights Reserved 23 Average Hourly Wages and Hours worked for PERC Students $8.11$ hrs 21.6 hrs

24 TACE Center: Region IV, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute. Funded by RSA Grant # H264A © 2011 All Rights Reserved 24 Percent PERC Students exiting with Paid Job

25 TACE Center: Region IV, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute. Funded by RSA Grant # H264A © 2011 All Rights Reserved 25 National Longitudinal Transition Study, Wave 2 and 3 of Parent and Student Interviews in 2003 and 2005 Types of Jobs of PERC Students Compared to Commonly Held Jobs

26 TACE Center: Region IV, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute. Funded by RSA Grant # H264A © 2011 All Rights Reserved 26 PERC Students Taking College Classes

27 TACE Center: Region IV, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute. Funded by RSA Grant # H264A © 2011 All Rights Reserved 27 PERC Students’ Plans for Further Education Percent of PERC Students Intending to Take More courses

28 TACE Center: Region IV, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute. Funded by RSA Grant # H264A © 2011 All Rights Reserved 28 PERC Students Exiting to Adult Service Providers Percent of PERC Students Exiting with CRP:

29 TACE Center: Region IV, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute. Funded by RSA Grant # H264A © 2011 All Rights Reserved 29 PERC Students work more hours PERC Students make more money 22.5% of PERC Students worked in retail sales, compared to 2% NLTS2 data Only 2.9% of PERC Students worked in cleaning jobs, compared to 8 &16% in NLTS2 data 11.6% of PERC Students worked in clerical jobs, compared to 4 & 6% in NLTS2 data NLTS2 Wave 3 (2005) Parent/Youth Survey Discussion Points

30 TACE Center: Region IV, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute. Funded by RSA Grant # H264A © 2011 All Rights Reserved 30 Connecting college experience with employment Providing access to college coursework Connecting the experience to real outcomes Critical Elements

31 TACE Center: Region IV, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute. Funded by RSA Grant # H264A © 2011 All Rights Reserved 31 Paid work is the goal from day one Hire dedicated, trained staff person for job development Practice customized employment strategies where appropriate Include in job description specific duties and flex time Ensure that students understand and can communicate their support needs. Employment Success

32 TACE Center: Region IV, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute. Funded by RSA Grant # H264A © 2011 All Rights Reserved 32 Student-driven goals Careers based on student interests, strengths and support needs Students monitor own progress Eliminate barriers to desired experiences Help students connect achievement in college with adult outcomes Plans change! Allow room for that change and adjust future plans Person Centered Planning

33 TACE Center: Region IV, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute. Funded by RSA Grant # H264A © 2011 All Rights Reserved 33 Ability to access adult learning opportunities Expanded social networks Opportunity to connect learning to personal desired outcome Individualized and Enhanced Employment outcomes Socially valued roles and experience Positive Outcomes for Students

34 TACE Center: Region IV, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute. Funded by RSA Grant # H264A © 2011 All Rights Reserved 34 Mission of Diversity Enhanced collaborations Increased revenue Student Opportunities Opportunities for faculty and staff Funding opportunities Positive Outcomes for IHE’s

35 TACE Center: Region IV, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute. Funded by RSA Grant # H264A © 2011 All Rights Reserved 35 A Self-Assessment for College and Community-Based Services Scores in categories; produces Action Plans Program Planning Staffing Administration Student Planning Student Activities (courses, employment) Self-Determination Interagency Collaboration Monitoring Evaluation click on Evaluate Your Program Online on the Home page PERC Postsecondary Program Evaluation Tool

36 TACE Center: Region IV, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute. Funded by RSA Grant # H264A © 2011 All Rights Reserved 36

37 TACE Center: Region IV, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute. Funded by RSA Grant # H264A © 2011 All Rights Reserved 37

38 TACE Center: Region IV, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute. Funded by RSA Grant # H264A © 2011 All Rights Reserved 38 Think College! Postsecondary Education Options for Students with Intellectual Disabilities by Meg Grigal and Debra Hart Just Out!

39 TACE Center: Region IV, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute. Funded by RSA Grant # H264A © 2011 All Rights Reserved 39 Transition Services for Students with Significant Disabilities in College and Community Settings -Grigal, Neubert, & Moon (2005) Going to College - Getzel &Wehman (2005) Additional Books

40 TACE Center: Region IV, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute. Funded by RSA Grant # H264A © 2011 All Rights Reserved 40 TACE Center: Region IV, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute. Funded by RSA Grant # H264A © 2011 All Rights Reserved 40 Comments & Questions

41 TACE Center: Region IV, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute. Funded by RSA Grant # H264A © 2011 All Rights Reserved 41 Contact Information Amy Dwyre TransCen, Inc.

42 TACE Center: Region IV, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute. Funded by RSA Grant # H264A © 2011 All Rights Reserved 42 THANK YOU!

43 TACE Center: Region IV, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute. Funded by RSA Grant # H264A © 2011 All Rights Reserved 43 TACE Center: Region IV Toll-free: (866) [voice/tty] Fax: (404) Web: TACEsoutheast.org My TACE Portal: TACEsoutheast.org/myportal

44 TACE Center: Region IV, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute. Funded by RSA Grant # H264A © 2011 All Rights Reserved 44 Education Credits CRCC Credit - (2.0) Approved by Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) By Friday, February 11, participants must score 80% or better on a online Post Test and submit an online CRCC Request Form via the MyTACE Portal. **For CRCC credit, you must reside in the 8 U.S. Southeast states served by the TACE Region IV [AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN]. If beyond TACE Region IV, you may apply for CEU credit.

45 TACE Center: Region IV, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute. Funded by RSA Grant # H264A © 2011 All Rights Reserved 45 Disclaimer This presentation was developed by the TACE Center: Region IV ©2011 with funds from the U.S. Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) under the priority of Technical Assistance and Continuing Education Projects (TACE) – Grant #H264A However, the contents of this presentation do not necessarily represent the policy of the RSA and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government [34 CFR (b)].

46 TACE Center: Region IV, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute. Funded by RSA Grant # H264A © 2011 All Rights Reserved 46 Copyright Information This work is the property of the Southeast TACE Region IV Permission is granted for this material to be shared for non-commercial, educational purposes, provided that this copyright statement appears on the reproduced materials and notice is given that the copying is by permission of the authors. To disseminate otherwise or to republish requires written permission from the authors.


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