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VCU RRTC-Transition

May 18, 2021

VCU-RRTC on Employment of Transition-Age Youth with Disabilities

Be Sure to Register for this Webcast!

Young man working in restaurant kitchenEffects of Paid Work in High School on the Employment Outcomes of Youth with Severe Disabilities

Date: 5/19 (2 pm - 2:45pm ET)
Presenters: Vanderbilt University: Erik Carter, Jessica Awsumb, Michele Schutz, Ben Schwartzman, Leah Burgess

This webcast will explore an intervention study of the effects of paid work during high school on the post-school employment outcomes of students with severe disabilities.

This presentation focuses on the first phase of this intervention to gain stakeholder input on the design and delivery of the intervention, as well as considerations around barriers, facilitators, and mind sets towards the paid employment of youth with severe disabilities.

Findings from qualitative focus groups of the perspectives and recommendations of 74 stakeholders (e.g., special educators, parents, administrators, employers, agency personnel) related to supporting these important adolescent work experiences will be shared.

Register Online (Registration is free but required.)

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