Federal Partners in Transition. (2016). What to know about youth transition services for students and youth with disabilities. Retrieved from https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/transition/products/fpt-fact-sheet-transitionservices-swd-ywd-3-9-2016.pdf
This fact sheet summarizes findings from The 2020 Youth Transition Plan: A Federal Interagency Strategy. According to the Federal Partners in Transition workgroup, transition for youth with disabilities refers to the time period where adolescents move into adulthood. This is a critical transition that involves planning for postsecondary education, careers, employment opportunities, financial aid, stable housing, and health care. The fact sheet summarizes outcome goals and policy priorities regarding health care, family and professional support, and education, employment and independent living.
United States Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration. (2009). Secretary’s commission on achieving necessary skills. Retrieved from https://wdr.doleta.gov/SCANS/whatwork/whatwork.pdf
The Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) examined the demands of the workplace and whether today's young people are capable of meeting those demands. The Commission was directed to advise the Secretary on the level of skills required to enter employment. This document describes the following:
- Skills needed for employment;
- Acceptable levels of proficiency;
- Effective ways to assess proficiency; and
- A dissemination strategy for schools, businesses, youth and their families.