College-based transition programs offer students with intellectual disability and autism (ID/A) the opportunity to navigate adult learning experiences with similar-aged peers, accessing college coursework and employment experiences while continuing to receive support from or coordinated by their local school system. The present study used data from college-based transition programs included in the Transition and Postsecondary Programs for Students with Intellectual Disability (TPSID) model demonstration program to examine the composition of employment preparation activities including paid employment and the association with having paid employment upon exiting from the program. The findings suggest that college-based transition programs hold promise as a model for supporting the transition to paid employment for students with ID/A. Implications for research and practice are discussed.

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