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Postsecondary Education and Employment Outcomes for Youth with Intellectual Disabilities

DataNote 21, 2009

Completion of postsecondary education is commonly associated with better employment outcomes for the general population. There is increasing interest in postsecondary education as an opportunity for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID). One role that vocational rehabilitation (VR) serves is to support postsecondary education in accordance with their Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE).

Postsecondary Education Options for Students with Intellectual Disabilities

Research to Practice 45

An overview of research on postsecondary education and options, with a bibliography and recommendations for improving access to college.

Postsecondary Education as a Critical Step Toward Meaningful Employment: Vocational Rehabilitation's Role

Research to Practice 29

Research shows that access to postsecondary education makes an enormous difference in the employability of people with disabilities. This brief focuses on the rehabilitation outcomes of people who received education supports from Vocational Rehabilitation agencies.

ICI: promoting inclusion for people with disabilities