Case Studies of Nonprofit-Postsecondary Educational Partnerships to Help Students with Disabilities Complete Postsecondary Education and Find Employment
Examination of New Jersey colleges' efforts to support students with disabilities.
The Heldrich Center examined New Jersey colleges’ programmatic structures to support students with disabilities and the experiences of students in college programs. The study included: interviews with students who have successfully completed an associate degree, a bachelor’s degree, or a career certificate; site visits to colleges/universities and cross-site learning meetings; financial and service case studies of individual participants; and operational case studies of colleges and the services offered to students with disabilities. Four colleges and universities in New Jersey were selected to represent the state’s diversity in terms of income, geography, and academic competitiveness. The study sought to generate actionable research findings to practitioners, public policymakers, employers, and advocates about emerging service delivery system trends, promising “transitions to work” models, as well as new and innovative service delivery practices and systems that are working to improve the employment and economic independence of individuals with disabilities.