For a smooth transition to adulthood, young people with disabilities need the support, guidance, and planning expertise of a successful collaborative team. All the essentials of transition planning are at your fingertips in the second edition of this popular book, a one-stop guide to helping young people live fulfilling adult lives beyond the classroom. Equally useful as a professional resource and a supplemental text, this how-to guidebook gets transition teams ready to help students with disabilities plan the future they want, pursue employment and/or higher education, and navigate the complex shift to adult life in the community. Renowned expert Paul Wehman and a select group of contributors introduce you to all the fundamentals of transition planning, offering fast facts, vivid examples, realistic case studies, and checklists and tools for putting your plan into action. Expanded and updated with the very latest on new legislation, funding sources, and other timely topics, this reader-friendly resource will help current and future professionals prepare young people to lead successful, self-determined adult lives. WHAT (TM)S NEW
Guidance on the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and its implications for transition and employment All-new chapter on customized employment In-depth coverage of funding sources available today due to new legislation More emphasis on involving students and families in transition planning as early as middle school New information on working with minority populations Cutting-edge case studies that reflect the current state of transition services More on employment goals and postsecondary education goals New evidence-based practices for students with complex support needs
SELECTED TOPICS COVERED: self-determination * school inclusion * access to the general curriculum * goal development * transition IEP planning and development * social competence * postsecondary education * vocational education * community-based instruction * customized employment * interagency collaboration * funding transition programs Includes practical checklists and forms
Transition Planning Checklist A Checklist for Inclusive Schooling Career and Vocational Transition Worksheet Postsecondary Education Transition Worksheet Social Competencies Worksheet Checklist of Steps in Designing a Functional Assessment Checklist of Steps for Including Families in the Transition IEP Process Dos and Don (TM)ts of Transition IEP Implementation and more
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