Transition from School to Work for MN's Youth With Disabilities: An Oral History
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All targets were achieved and the quality of the interviewee information received exceeded the expectation. All interviewees had excellent memories (including those who are retired and one in his 80s) and many provided extra folders of information to support the interviews.
(1) Eight oral interviews of special education, vocational education, and vocational rehabilitation were scheduled, conducted, and transcribed on archival formats. (See attached)
(2) The eight oral interviewees received a copy of their transcription and corrected any misspellings or misinterpretations before the final copy was made. This verifies that the recordings and transcriptions represent the interviews completed.
(3) The interviewees represent a broad range of special education, vocational education, and vocational rehabilitation (supported employment) and the policies and initiatives created to support youth with disabilities as they transition from school to post secondary education and employment in MN in the '70s, '80s, and '90s.