Start on Success: A School and Business Collaboration Model Offering Work-based Learning for Students with Disabilities (VCU Center on Transition Innovations, CTI)
Virginia’s Start on Success (SOS) program is designed for high school seniors with disabilities who are pursuing a standard or advanced studies diploma. SWD should be provided opportunities to increase career pathway skills through WBL. To increase student success, SOS components consist of four evidence-based practices related to in-school or post-school success for students with disabilities (Test, et al., 2009). These SOS core components (Interagency Collaboration, CTE Course, Paid Internships and Mentorship) contribute to the success of the program.