Building Transitional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Author: Ph. D. Mahanay-Castro
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 9781610480017
Release Date: 2010-11-16
Genre: Education

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: 0375764968
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Education

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: 9781317389156
Release Date: 2018-07-16
Genre: Education

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: 9781506331669
Release Date: 2009-02-27
Genre: Education

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: 1598570986
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Education

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

Life Beyond the Classroom

Author: Paul Wehman
Publisher: Brookes Pub
ISBN: 1598572326
Release Date: 2012-07-01
Genre: Education

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

Autism and the Transition to Adulthood

Author: Paul Wehman
Publisher: Brookes Pub
ISBN: 1557669589
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Education

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.

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

Author: Mary Korpi
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1846427274
Release Date: 2007-11-15
Genre: Family & Relationships

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.

Trans in College

Author: Z Nicolazzo
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 9781620364581
Release Date: 2016-11-29
Genre: Education

WINNER of 2017 AERA DIVISION J OUTSTANDING PUBLICATION AWARD This is both a personal book that offers an account of the author’s own trans* identity and a deeply engaged study of trans* collegians that reveals the complexities of trans* identities, and how these students navigate the trans* oppression present throughout society and their institutions, create community and resilience, and establish meaning and control in a world that assumes binary genders. This book is addressed as much to trans* students themselves – offering them a frame to understand the genders that mark them as different and to address the feelings brought on by the weight of that difference – as it is to faculty, student affairs professionals, and college administrators, opening up the implications for the classroom and the wider campus. This book not only remedies the paucity of literature on trans* college students, but does so from a perspective of resiliency and agency. Rather than situating trans* students as problems requiring accommodation, this book problematizes the college environment and frames trans* students as resilient individuals capable of participating in supportive communities and kinship networks, and of developing strategies to promote their own success. Z Nicolazzo provides the reader with a nuanced and illuminating review of the literature on gender and sexuality that sheds light on the multiplicity of potential expressions and outward representations of trans* identity as a prelude to the ethnography ze conducted with nine trans* collegians that richly documents their interactions with, and responses to, environments ranging from the unwittingly offensive to explicitly antagonistic. The book concludes by giving space to the study’s participants to themselves share what they want college faculty, staff, and students to know about their lived experiences. Two appendices respectively provide a glossary of vocabulary and terms to address commonly asked questions, and a description of the study design, offered as guide for others considering working alongside marginalized population in a manner that foregrounds ethics, care, and reciprocity.

Journey to the Ph D

Author: Anna Lucille Green
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.
ISBN: 1579220797
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Education

This book, by 24 Black scholars who have been there, offers a guide to aspiring doctoral students to the formal process and to the personal, emotional and intellectual challenges they are likely to face.

Assess for Success

Author: Patricia L. Sitlington
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781452297484
Release Date: 2007-04-03
Genre: Education

Aligned with the reauthorization of IDEA 2004, this updated resource helps IEP teams define students' transition goals for adult life, including postsecondary education and employment choices.

There Is Life After College

Author: Jeffrey J. Selingo
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062388872
Release Date: 2016-04-12
Genre: Business & Economics

From the bestselling author of College Unbound comes a hopeful, inspiring blueprint to help alleviate parents’ anxiety and prepare their college-educated child to successfully land a good job after graduation. Saddled with thousands of dollars of debt, today’s college students are graduating into an uncertain job market that is leaving them financially dependent on their parents for years to come—a reality that has left moms and dads wondering: What did I pay all that money for? There Is Life After College offers students, parents, and even recent graduates the practical advice and insight they need to jumpstart their careers. Education expert Jeffrey Selingo answers key questions—Why is the transition to post-college life so difficult for many recent graduates? How can graduates market themselves to employers that are reluctant to provide on-the-job training? What can institutions and individuals do to end the current educational and economic stalemate?—and offers a practical step-by-step plan every young professional can follow. From the end of high school through college graduation, he lays out exactly what students need to do to acquire the skills companies want. Full of tips, advice, and insight, this wise, practical guide will help every student, no matter their major or degree, find real employment—and give their parents some peace of mind.