ODEP - Office of Disability Employment Policy
Disability Employment Policy Resources by Topic
National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth)
To develop and influence disability employment-related policies and practices, ODEP sponsors four research and technical assistance resources. One of these is the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth) a partnership to promote success for youth with disabilities entering the world of work.
Back to school resources on Individualized Learning Plans:
- Individualized Learning Plan Fact Sheet
An Individualized Learning Plan (ILP) is a tool that students in secondary school use with support from school counselors and parents to define their personal interests and goals related to their career and postsecondary education and to plan what courses to take and what activities to participate in during high school to further their interests and achieve their goals. This fact sheet describes how students and schools are using ILPs.
- Understanding the Role of Individualized Learning Plans in Transition Planning for Youth with Disabilities
This Info Brief explains how schools and families can supplement the required Individualized Education Program (IEP) by using an optional Individualized Learning Plan (ILP) as a tool to help youth successfully transition from high school to employment and postsecondary education.
- Personalized Learning: Policy Insights from Four States
This Policy Brief describes findings from a case study of four states using Individual Learning Plans (ILP) as a strategic education policy. The states profiled (Louisiana, New Mexico, South Carolina, and Washington) are using the ILP to personalize student's educational experience in an effort to raise their academic achievement and better prepare them for postsecondary education and employment.
- Innovative Strategies: Spotlight on School-based Preparatory Experiences
This online searchable database of program profiles provides practical examples of quality programs and practices that others can use to improve services to youth with disabilities throughout the workforce system. Follow the link above to see search results for "School-based Preparatory Experiences", one of the five Guideposts for Success, or search by keyword or state.