ERIC Number: ED270947
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Transition Services for the Disabled: A National Survey.
D'Alonzo, Bruno J.; Owen, Steven D.
The article presents results of a national survey which collected demographic and descriptive data from U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) transition grant awardees. The awardees received funding under five separate categories: youth employment; post secondary projects; service demonstration models; cooperative models for planning and developing transitional services; and transition strategies and techniques. Forty-nine useable responses were received for a total return rate of 80%. Definitions and examples of transition models are provided. Information describing the age range, types of disabilities, referral sources, recipients of training, types of training, methods of training, and desired end products are provided for each of the five categories. Information provided by the grant awardees is synthesized into eleven components which reflect best practices for successful transitioning of disabled youth and adults into the community. Components include a cooperative interagency and individual referral network; linkages with government, private, and public service providers for the disabled; and supervised on-the-job training. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (63rd, Anaheim, CA, April 15-19, 1985).