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Handbook of Adolescent Transition Education for Youth with Disabilities

Edited by: Michael L. Wehmeyer , Kristine W. Webb

Print publication date:  December  2011
Online publication date:  March  2012

Print ISBN: 9780415872782
eBook ISBN: 9780203837320
Adobe ISBN: 9781136869761

10.4324/9780203837320
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Transition from secondary education to adulthood represents a period during which adolescents with disabilities face multiple responsibilities and changing roles that include establishing independence, attending postsecondary education or training, developing social networks, choosing a career, participating in their communities, and managing healthcare and financial affairs. Sponsored by the Division of Career Development and Transition (DCDT) of the Council of Exceptional Children, this handbook provides a comprehensive resource to the communities of educators, related service and agency personnel, families, caretakers, counselors, and other stakeholders who facilitate these complex transitions to adulthood for adolescents with disabilities.

Comprehensive – This comprehensive volume includes coverage of historical foundations, policy, transition programming and planning, development of student skills, and program structure. It also recommends transition supports for students with specific disabilities.

Organizing Taxonomy – The book is organized around a well recognized taxonomy for adolescent transition used by many states to design and reform their transition services.

Expertise – The volume editors are past-presidents of the Council for Exceptional Children’s Division on Career Development and are leaders in transition research and practice. Contributors are well-recognized for their expertise in transition.

Chapter Structure – Each chapter includes a discussion of evidence-based research, recommended practices, suggestions for transition personnel and families, and additional resources.

This book is appropriate for researchers and graduate-level instructors in special education and vocational education, inservice administrators and policy makers, and transition service providers.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  An Introduction to Adolescent Transition Education Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Policy and Adolescent Transition Education Download PDF
Chapter  3:  IEP Development in Adolescent Transition Education Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Student Involvement in the Transition Process Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Transition Assessment for Adolescents Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Transition Planning Strategies Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Family Involvement in Transition Planning Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Life Skills and Community-Based Instruction Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Preparing Students for the 21st Century Workforce Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Career Development and Vocational Instruction Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Self-Determination and Adolescent Transition Education Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Structured Work Experiences Download PDF
Chapter  13:  School Completion and Adolescent Transition Education Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Social Skills, Supports, and Networks in Adolescent Transition Education Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Assistive Technology in the Transition Education Process Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Adolescent Transition Education and School Reform Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Middle School Transition Education Planning and Services Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Providing Transition Education to a Diverse Student Population Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Transition to Postsecondary Education Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Effective Strategies for Interagency Collaboration Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Innovative Employment Support Models Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Job Development and Placement in Youth Transition Education Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Transition Education for Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Transition Education for Adolescents with Learning Disabilities Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Transition Education for Adolescents with Intellectual Disability Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Transition Education for Adolescents Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Transition Education for Adolescents Who Are Blind or Have Low Vision Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Transition Education for Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Transition Education for Adolescents with Serious Mental Health Conditions Download PDF
List_of_Contributors Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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