ERIC Number: ED260242
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Extending Horizons: School and Community Persons. Research and Development Series No. 257F.
McKinney, Lorella A.; West, Catherine
This companion document providing basic information for general educators and other community persons to increase their awareness and understanding of how to meet the needs of handicapped youth in the school-to-work transition, five other companion documents, and an inservice guide comprise a series developed for assisting disabled persons in their transition from school to work. This document begins by discussing the handicapped student population, mainstreaming concerns, and legislative requirements and resources. General descriptions of capabilities and dysfunctions associated with selected handicapping conditions as well as descriptions of effective instructional strategies are provided for those working with handicapped persons. These handicapping conditions are included: deafness/hearing impairment, blindness/visual impairment, mental retardation, learning disabilities, orthopedic impairment, multiple sclerosis, and other health impairments. Materials adaptations as well as environmental modifications are also briefly described. A brief discussion on facilitating successful transition concludes the document. An appendix listing sources of curriculum materials and special aids is followed by a bibliography. (YLB)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Individualized Instruction, Job Placement, Mainstreaming, Media Adaptation, Postsecondary Education, Resource Staff, School Community Relationship, Secondary Education, Social Support Groups, Special Education, Teaching Methods, Team Training, Vocational Education
National Center Publications, Box F, National Center for Research in Vocational Education, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1090 (RD257F--$2.75).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.