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Increased Postsecondary Opportunities for Youth with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education released new guidance clarifying that vocational rehabilitation dollars can be used to support post-secondary programming for students with disabilities who are simultaneously receiving services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

This is a PDF document in the form of a Q&A that answers 14 questions and includes an appendix title, " Increasing Postsecondary Opportunities and Success for Students and Youth with Disabilities."

It addresses the following topics:

  • The opportunity for students with disabilities to enroll in postsecondary education programs while still in high school;
  • The opportunity for students and youth with disabilities to enroll in comprehensive transition and other postsecondary programs for individuals with disabilities after leaving high school;
  • The coordination of transition-related services that students with disabilities may receive under the IDEA and under the state vocational rehabilitation program;
  • The financial aid available to students with disabilities enrolled in comprehensive transition and postsecondary education programs for students with intellectual disabilities offered at Institutions of Higher Education under the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended.

Learn more about the research Kessler Foundation is doing into disability employment.

See how Kessler Foundation's grantmaking is centered on expanding employment opportunities for people with disabilities.


Submitted by rgerth on Mon, 09/30/2019 - 09:20