Authentic Community-Based Experiences
The Rural Institute: Center for Excellence in Disability Education, Research, and Service at University of Montana, with funding from the Montana Council on Developmental Disabilities Partnerships for Transition Project, created a work experience guide. This guide assists the user in understanding the intent of work experiences for students with disabilities and how to plan and implement a successful experience. Examples of implementation in school programs are included as are forms to assist in the development of an individualized plan.
In this video presentation, parents, teachers, and mentors encourage teens with disabilities to participate in work-based learning experiences. It can be used to train stakeholders to more effectively promote work-based learning for young people with disabilities. The video was produced by DO-IT, University of Washington.