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Communities of Practice: A Strategy for Program Improvement
(August 2005)

NCSET Information Brief  
This Information Brief defines Communities of Practice, outlines seven principles essential for development of vibrant Communities of Practice, and offers examples. Further resources are also suggested.
http://www.ncset.org/publications/viewdesc.asp?id=2349

Community Resource Mapping (May 2005)
NCSET Essential Tool
This guide provides step-by-step instructions on understanding, planning, and engaging in the coordination of community resources that support the transition of youth with disabilities to adult life. Designed for use at the federal, state, and local levels, it provides numerous practical tools and resources for initiating a resource mapping process.
http://www.ncset.org/publications/essentialtools/mapping/default.asp

Community Resource Mapping: A Strategy for Promoting Successful Transition for Youth with Disabilities (April 2003)
NCSET Information Brief
This brief introduces a dynamic process for creating synergistic community collaboration among those concerned with youth development, and for maximizing the community's human and financial resources that support youth. The brief includes a detailed explanation of Community Resource Mapping, a list of the benefits of mapping, examples of mapping efforts, whom to contact information for further information, plus related resources.
http://www.ncset.org/publications/viewdesc.asp?id=939

Connecting Employers, Schools, and Youth Through Intermediaries (December 2002)
NCSET Issue Brief
Employers sometimes receive requests for school involvement from multiple sources within the same school. This can hamper the development of a positive school-employer partnership, decrease opportunities for work-based learning for youth with disabilities, and cause confusion for employers. This brief, written for secondary educators, employers, and disability service providers, addresses the primary issues in promoting the participation of employers in work-based learning experiences for youth with disabilities. In addition, it outlines strategies for how employers can more effectively engage youth with disabilities by working with intermediary organizations.
http://www.ncset.org/publications/viewdesc.asp?id=721

Handbook for Implementing a Comprehensive Work-Based Learning Program According to the Fair Labor Standards Act (3rd ed.) (February 2005)
NCSET Essential Tool
By following the information and examples in this manual, school personnel can proceed with confidence to operate effective work-based learning programs consistent with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Sample forms, agreements, and supporting documentation required under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and FLSA are included in the examples whenever possible. This document also includes contact information for offices and personnel of the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division and organizations involved in planning and delivering transition services for youth with disabilities, as well as information on Supplemental Security Work Incentives available to transition-aged youth with disabilities.
http://www.ncset.org/publications/essentialtools/flsa/default.asp

In Their Own Words: Employer Perspectives on Youth with Disabilities in the Workplace (September 2004)
NCSET Essential Tool

It is essential for educators, transition specialists, workforce development professionals, family members, and youth to understand employers' needs, circumstances, and perspectives as they establish work-based learning experiences. This publication features the experiences of employers in their own words. Eleven employers from various fields write about how they became involved in providing work experiences for youth with disabilities, what made it work, and what they recommend to individuals or organizations representing youth.
http://www.ncset.org/publications/essentialtools/ownwords/default.asp

Interagency Transition Team Development and Facilitation (January 2005)
NCSET Essential Tool
This guide, relevant to national, state, and local levels, offers instruction on (a) how to build an effective interagency transition team; (b) how to determine initial roles, responsibilities, and the team vision; (c) how to conduct interagency transition team meetings; and (d) how to determine whether or not your interagency transition team is making progress and meeting its goals. The manual also includes examples of successful interagency transition teams, and further resources.
http://www.ncset.org/publications/essentialtools/teams/

Quality Work-Based Learning and Postschool Employment Success (September 2003)
NCSET Issue Brief
This brief highlights the benefits of work-based learning for youth with disabilities and outlines the elements of quality work-based learning. In addition, the brief provides selected evidence-based models of work-based learning and information on further resources.
http://www.ncset.org/publications/viewdesc.asp?id=1192

Tapping Employment Opportunities for Youth with Disabilities by Engaging Effectively with Employers (December 2002)
NCSET Research to Practice Brief
Studies show that work-based learning experiences, especially paid work integrated into curriculum, lead to improved postschool employment outcomes for all youth with disabilities, regardless of primary disability label or required level of support. Examining employer perceptions of hiring and accommodating individuals with disabilities is an important consideration in making work-based learning opportunities available to youth with disabilities. This brief addresses studies that explore employer perspectives on managing supports and accommodations for youth with disabilities, and the implications of these studies for transition practice and employment services for youth with disabilities.
http://www.ncset.org/publications/viewdesc.asp?id=716

Transition Planning: Community Mapping as a Tool for Teachers and Students (April 2005)
NCSET Research to Practice Brief
Community mapping can acquaint teachers and students with a community's culture, resources, transition needs, and assets. This brief describes the research base for community mapping and provides an outline of the roles, responsibilities, and materials involved in the community mapping process. It also provides examples and further resources for engaging in community resource mapping.
http://www.ncset.org/publications/viewdesc.asp?id=2128

Work-Based Learning and Future Employment for Youth: A Guide for Parents and Guardians (October 2003)
NCSET Information Brief
Setting high expectations early in life is an important step in order for youth to develop the skills to succeed in the future. This guide for parents and guardians of youth with disabilities outlines how work-based learning helps youth identify interests, strengths, skills, and needs related to career development. Specific examples are provided, as well as further resources.
http://www.ncset.org/publications/viewdesc.asp?id=1222

Youth Employment (December 2003)
NCSET NLTS2 Data Brief
This NLTS2 Data Brief provides a detailed description of employment trends for youth with disabilities documented within the National Longitudinal Study-2. The NLTS2 has gathered data on work-study employment and regular paid employment of youth with disabilities, with a focus on hourly pay, disability categories, demographic differences in employment, and individual differences such as gender, age, race/ethnicity, and household income in relation to employment. This brief provides a concise and organized presentation of the results, including descriptive graphs.
http://www.ncset.org/publications/viewdesc.asp?id=1310

 

 


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