Transition Program from School to Employment in Youths with Intellectual Disability: Evaluation of the Irish Pilot Study E-IDEAS
This is a study that was conducted under the auspices of the National University of Ireland Galway. The purpose of this pilot that was published in 2021 in an academic journal, was to evaluate the effectiveness of the E-IDEAS curriculum. This curriculum was specifically designed for workplace inclusion of young persons with intellectual disabilities. The pilot aimed for the transfer of social, communication, independent living and employment skills and it was attended by five participants who were supported in five different work-placements. The duration of the study was a total of four months. The work-placements took place across a period of three months out of the total four months of the pilot. The training in the use of tablets for the educational platform AVAIL had a frequency of two hours, for two days per week. This training took place during the classroom activities at the training center and during the participants’ work-placement, with the support of job coaches. The participants were supported for a total of 96 hours.