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Document Number: 2348

Improving Student Outcomes: Promising Practices and Programs for 1999-2000, A Directory of Innovative Approaches for Providing Transition Services for Youth with Disabilitie - The National Transition Alliance for Youth with Disabilities (NTA) has identified 20 specific practices or programs in various states throughout the country that result in improved outcomes for students, such as development of specific skills, post-school employment and opportunities to participate in specific activities that help foster improved post-school outcomes. Several programs provide work-based educational experiences; six programs affiliated with community colleges or universities provide transition services to those pursuing college and/or careers; and one program is producing systems change by creating hybrid agencies. (Paula D. Kohler, Ph.D. and Lisa K. Hood, NTA, 2000.)...

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