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Document Number: 10375

Students with Disabilities: Better Federal Coordination Could Lessen Challenges in the Transition from High School - This report provides information regarding the transition for students with disabilities out of high school to postsecondary education or the workforce. The authors examine: (1) challenges students with disabilities may face accessing federally funded transition services; and (2) the extent to which federal agencies coordinate their transition activities. To improve the provision of transition services for students with disabilities, GAO recommends that Education, HHS, Labor, and SSA develop an interagency transition strategy that addresses: (1) operating toward common outcome goals for transitioning youth; (2) increasing awareness of available transition services; and (3) assessing the effectiveness of their coordination efforts. (U.S. GAO, July 2012) ...

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