Ed Department Earmarks $224 Million To Improve Transition For Students With Disabilities
[Source: Disability Scoop]
Federal officials are offering up big money in a bid to help young people with disabilities move more successfully from school to work.
The U.S. Department of Education’s Rehabilitation Services Administration said that $224 million in grants is available for innovative demonstration projects “focused on the creation of systemic approaches to improve access to pre-employment transition services for children and youth with disabilities.”
The projects should offer a seamless array of transition services focused on career exploration with a goal of competitive integrated employment and feature opportunities like internships and apprenticeships, officials said. They should be a collaboration between state vocational rehabilitation agencies, state education agencies, local school districts and centers for independent living, but can also include other partners like regional employers, chambers of commerce and institutions of higher education.
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