Path to Community Employment Case Studies


While each youth’s path to community employment and community membership is unique, it is often helpful to reflect on the steps, supports and strategies that lead to his or her successful outcomes. Learning about others’ journeys can be helpful to multi-agency teams as a way to frame thinking that is Person-Centered, Agency-Neutral and Outcome-Focused. To assist in learning about these journeys, case study examples of a variety of youth with differing profiles are available.

The case studies include:

  • Brief background information about the youth
  • Summary of transition assessment tools and data leading to adult life goals
  • A narrative description of the graphic information

These example case studies may be used for personal reflection on how to create a meaningful path from school to adulthood. Or they can be used to create professional development experiences and discussions. In any case, the user should be aware that these case studies are examples and are not intended to be replicated, directive or used as the standard. Each person’s journey is unique and must be based on their own individual preferences, interests, needs and skills/strengths. The examples below are offered as a tool for multi-agency teams as they work together to create high expectations for all youth as they become young adults.

 

Kesha’s Path to Community Employment

Case Study of Student Identified with an Intellectual Disability

 

Craig’s Path to Community Employment

Case Study of a Student with a Serious Emotional Disturbance

 

Sarah’s Path to Community Employment

Case Study of Student Identified with Multiple Disabilities

 

Caleb’s Path to Community Employment

Case Study of Student Identified with a Learning Disability

 

Coming Soon

  • Anthony’s Path to Community Employment
  • Case Study of Student Identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Tasha’s Path to Community Employment
  • Case Study of Student with a Hearing Impairment
  • Mike’s Path to Community Employment
  • Case Study of Student with a Visual Impairment