Translating Research into a Seamless Transition Model

Authors: Luecking, R. G. & Fabian, E. S.
Year Published 2015
Publication Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals
Volume 38
Number 1
Pages 4-13
Publisher Sage

This Research focuses on the implementation of a model for delivering seamless transition services based on the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability/Youth(NCWD/Y) Guideposts. This research shares how this model has been applied in 11 of the 24 school districts in Maryland for special education populations.


The purpose of this research is to provide preliminary data on the model‚ early impact on students transitioning to careers.


School districts in Maryland.


This study looked at eleven county-wide school districts in Maryland.

Data Collection

This study is a descriptive analysis.


This study had no control.


This study provides early indication that the model has potential to be applied across disability categories as well as demographically diverse school systems. It also it has the potential to serve as a practice framework that alleviates barriers known to impede federal transition policy.


The model presented in this research potentially offers a defined pathway to employment, postsecondary education, and careers for youth with disabilities who are transitioning from public secondary education.

Disabilities No specific disability
Populations Male & Female
Outcomes Employment acquisition
Research Design Qualitative
Peer Reviewed Yes