Successful Transition of Individuals with Disabilities from School to Employment

Students with disabilities have the same goals as their colleagues without disabilities. These goals include attending higher education and training, acquiring employment, along with increased freedom. Transition of adolescents with disabilities from secondary level to post-school employment level is a critical step for them and their families. Transition of adolescents with disabilities to postsecondary levels faces serious difficulties and challenges. Improvement of transition of individuals with disabilities to post-school environments could be achieved by having a better knowledge of the factors, which has a huge influence on the employment success of the youth with disabilities. So, the current study addressed the question of what factors lead to successful transition of students with disabilities from school to post-school environments. The issue was investigated in a sample of eighty-six teachers of students with disabilities who completed the survey. The results revealed seven major factors: individualized transitional plan, vocational training, Self-determination skills, interagency collaboration, social skills, family involvement, and academic skills which are related to the success of transition of students with disabilities environments. The implications provide research-based data for stakeholders in Saudi Arabia justifying our needs for the creation of effective and real transition programs for individuals to post-school with special needs

Disabilities, Transition, Employment, Vocational Training, Self-determination Skills

Adult, Community, and Professional Learning

Virtual Lightning Talk

  • Muarak Aldosari Aldosari
    • Associate Professor, Special Education, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia