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Preparing Youth in Special Education for Life After High School (Fact Sheet)
- In the past decade, youth with an IEP have become more engaged in school and extracurricular activities, but there was little change in grade retention, suspensions, and expulsions.
- Participation in some key transition activities declined including whether youth and parents have discussed transition plans with school staff and student employment during high school.
- Youth with an IEP are more likely than a decade ago to live in households that face economic challenges.
- Youth with an IEP are more likely than in the past to receive supports at school but less likely to get them at home.
National Longitudinal Transition Study 2012
U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences