Building Transitional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Author: Ph. D. Mahanay-Castro
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1610480015
Format: PDF
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Preparing students with disabilities for adult living is a challenge for schools. This book serves as a guide for parents, students, teachers and school administrators to build transition programs at the secondary level to facilitate a successful transition from school to adult living. It is research-based combined with a common-sense approach. In this book Christy Mahanay-Castro explains special education law, and discusses recent research on students with disabilities and their experiences in transitioning from the public schools into adult living. She also includes a practical set of activities and worksheets to assist the special education teacher with facilitating the transition of students with disabilities.

Guiding Teens with Learning Disabilities

Author: Arlyn J. Roffman
Publisher: Princeton Review
ISBN: 9780375764967
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A helpful handbook for families with learning disabled teenagers helps parents guide their children in the transition from teenage life to adulthood, with sections on how how to plan for a transition, post-secondary education, vocational training, career preparation, mental health issues, educational benefits, and more. Original. 10,000 first printing.

Navigating the Transition from High School to College for Students with Disabilities

Author: Meg Grigal
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317389158
Format: PDF, Docs
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Navigating the Transition from High School to College for Students with Disabilities provides effective strategies for navigating the transition process from high school into college for students with a wide range of disabilities. As students with disabilities attend two and four-year colleges in increasing numbers and through expanding access opportunities, challenges remain in helping these students and their families prepare for and successfully transition into higher education. Professionals and families supporting transition activities are often unaware of today’s new and rapidly developing options for postsecondary education. This practical guide offers user-friendly resources, including vignettes, research summaries, and hands-on activities that can be easily implemented in the classroom and in the community and that facilitate strong collaboration between schools and families. Preparation issues such as financial aid, applying for college, and other long-term planning areas are addressed in detail. An accompanying student resource section offers materials for high school students with disabilities that secondary educators, counselors, and transition personnel can use to facilitate exploration and planning discussions. Framing higher education as a possible transition goal for all students with disabilities, Navigating the Transition from High School to College for Students with Disabilities supports the postsecondary interests of more than four million public school students with disabilities.

Successful Transition Programs

Author: John McDonnell
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506331661
Format: PDF, ePub
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Addressing the full range of curricular and instructional issues that face professionals working in middle school, high school, and post-high school programs, Successful Transition Programs: Pathways for Students With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Second Edition is the most relevant text available for teachers and administrators. Authors John McDonnell and Michael L. Hardman take the position that the most effective transition programs are those that cumulatively build on the capacity of students for employment, community living, and citizenship. Key Features and Benefits Covers systematic transition planning, employment preparation, participation in the general education curriculum, instruction in community settings, and preparing students to live as independently as possible Aligns with recommended practice in the field and with federal legislation governing educational and community service programs Contains ecological curriculum models for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities Includes focus review questions, real-life example windows, and point/counterpoint boxes from key researchers on controversial issues to help readers connect the book's concepts with the typical needs of students

Essentials of Transition Planning

Author: Paul Wehman
Publisher: Brookes Pub
ISBN: 9781598570984
Format: PDF, Docs
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An invaluable one-stop guide to well-crafted transition plans, this book is a must for anyone supporting young people with disabilities as they cross the bridge to adulthood. Includes ready-to-use checklists and tools and practical, research-based guidanc

Think College

Author: Meg Grigal
Publisher: Brookes Pub
ISBN: 9781557669179
Format: PDF, ePub
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As the Higher Education Opportunity Act opens the door to more options and supports, more and more students with intellectual disabilities are "thinking college." That means high schools, colleges, and universities must be fully prepared to meet the needs of students with disabilities--and this comprehensive resource is just what they need. Developed by two of the most respected experts on this hot topic, this book uncovers the big picture of today's postsecondary options and reveals how to support students with disabilities before, during, and after a successful transition to college. A critical resource for education professionals to read and share with families, Think College helps readers understand the three current models for postsecondary education (PSE): inclusive individual supports; substantially separate, noninclusive classes; and hybrid approaches overcome the common challenges and barriers to PSE for students with significant disabilities plan effective, person-centered transition services for high school students as they pursue PSE support students as they manage the practical aspects of a positive PSE experience connect students' PSE experiences directly to employment and their other individual life goals discover how exciting legislation and policy changes will affect future PSE options Throughout the book, vignettes and first-person narratives from students and families underscore the benefits and challenges of PSE, and detailed profiles of real programs illustrate what a wide range of postsecondary options look like. Readers will also get the helpful tools they need to create effective programs and ease students' transition to PSE, including a self-advocacy checklist, a program evaluation tool, sample student schedules, and a college-planning checklist for students and families. With this thorough guide to today's PSE options and tomorrow's possibilities, professionals will help students with intellectual disabilities take full advantage of their educational opportunities--and set the stage for a successful, fulfilling community life. Insights professionals need to help students access college coursework request accommodations work well with faculty set educational goals assess progress develop social relationships evaluate employment opportunities participate in work-based learning experiences secure paid employment and more

Autism and the Transition to Adulthood

Author: Paul Wehman
Publisher: Brookes Pub
ISBN: 9781557669582
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Outlines steps for empowering teens with autism to achieve their full potential, in a work that features forms, skills assessments, employment and postsecondary options, and benefits planning advice.

Life Beyond the Classroom

Author: Paul Wehman
Publisher: Brookes Pub
ISBN: 9781598572322
Format: PDF
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Get the fully revised fifth edition of the landmark transition textbook—now updated with new chapters on current topics, all the latest best practices and research, more practical strategies, and an unrivaled package of multimedia instructor material

Guiding Your Teenager with Special Needs through the Transition from School to Adult Life

Author: Mary Korpi
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846427275
Format: PDF, Mobi
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When teenagers with special needs transition from school to adult life, both they and their families are faced with many new decisions and challenges. This book provides advice and information to help families prepare for that transition, and make it happen as smoothly and seamlessly as possible. Mary Korpi recognizes the impact of this changeover period and emphasises the need for young adults to be included in all decisions and discussions about their future, thereby developing self-advocacy skills. The first part of the book explains how families can adapt everyday routines to develop the young adult's essential life skills. The second part provides information on programs and support services, and stresses the importance of devising an effective transition plan to help teenagers explore avenues suited to their personal goals and abilities. This is invaluable reading for families of teenagers with disabilities who are preparing to move on from school life.