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Volunteer opportunities can be used to build skills during transition years and also as a stepping stone to paid employment.
If a student has a goal which may not be attainable, perhaps tweak it to honor their interest, rather than disregarding. I still remember the story of a young student who wanted more than anything to be in the military but would not be able to pass the physical. His supporters, rather than saying he couldn't do it, found him a job at a recruiting center that allowed him to work in his field of choice.
Use of person-centered planning will ensure what students with disabilities need individually in order to be successfully employed.
Use of Structured Learning Experiences and/or Community Based Instruction in school years during transition will ensure future employment success.
Look at evidence-based best practices for use of AT in employment. Note that IEPs must consider the use of AT as well. There are even some loaner or recycle AT agencies to help with cost.
Our state department of education is developing a transition toolkit with information for school, families, etc. including a timeline.
Work-at-home/remotely could be options for individuals with severe social anxiety or medical complexity who may have compromised immune systems.
Including medical supports for students with special healthcare needs seeking employment will allow students with medical conditions to participate in the workplace.
Collaboration between the Centers for Independent Living during transition will help maximize independence for students with disabilities. This should begin with the first IEP addressing transition, usually age 16 (but in some states like NJ age 14).