Preparation for the world of work has long been a central focus of transition education. Schools are now called upon to equip youth with disabilities with the skills, opportunities, and linkages needed to assume meaningful careers. Although research on transition services typically focuses on programming delivered during the school year, the summer months may offer an especially propitious time for youth with disabilities to gain work-related experiences that could further their transition-related goals and equip them for their future careers. Project Summer was a three-year development grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences. The purpose of this research was to develop a practical, but effective, intervention designed to improve transition services for youth with disabilities and maximize engagement in summer employment and other transition-related activities.
To read studies emerging from this project, visit this page.