Graduate project

Transition of deaf-disabled students from school to work : a cooperative pilot project

A school-to-work transition model for the deaf-disabled student is proposed to complement the model offered by the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services for the transition of all students with disabilities from school to work. The model is designed to fit into any administrative structure and interface with all existing support systems. An integral part of the deaf-disabled model is a Quality Circle Facilitator (QCF) to coordinate the students transition process beginning at the 11th grade level and extending through successful employment placement. The model emphasizes the role of the QCF in preparing and identifying industrial work-training sites for the deaf-disabled person while working with the youth counselor in the secondary school in selection and assignment of students for the preselected employment.