Q3: A Scoping Review of Community-Based Employment Programs for Transition Youth with Disabilities
Cayte Anderson, Ph.D., LPD, CRC, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Jing Cao, M.S.Ed., M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Youth living with disabilities frequently experience difficulties transitioning from high school to the world of work, postsecondary education, or a combination of the two. Despite recent advances in transition service delivery and a growing body of evidence highlighting specific strategies, extant service, and system problems present ongoing barriers to optimal transition outcomes among students or youth with disabilities (Luecking et al., 2018). This scoping review examines empirical studies of transition services for youth with disabilities beyond school settings, including interventions for youth with varying demographic characteristics and transition goals. It also discusses the strengths and limitations of using specific transition services for youth with identified needs and challenges throughout the service development and delivery process.
Jing Cao, M.S.Ed., M.S. University of Wisconsin Madison
Jing Cao is a third-year doctoral student studying rehabilitation counselor education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her teaching and research interests include gender and sexuality issues faced by people with chronic illness and disability, feminist disability studies, cancer rehabilitation, self-management of chronic illnesses and disabilities among children and teenagers, and virtue-based psychosocial adaptations for chronic illness and disability. Jing teaches Tai Chi and health promotion topics at a local cancer community.
Cayte Anderson, Ph.D., LPC, CRC University of Wisconsin-Stout
Dr. Anderson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation & Counseling at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. She has over 20 years of experience with research and demonstration projects focused on improving socioeconomic opportunities for individuals with disabilities through the use of evidence-based practices, with an emphasis on competitive integrated employment, career pathways, and financial empowerment for youth with disabilities. Dr. Anderson serves as a rehabilitation educator working closely with Vocational Rehabilitation, and actively collaborates on national research and evaluation efforts.