ERIC Number: ED289288
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Transition Summary, 1985.
Transition Summary, Jul, Dec 1985
Two newsletters center on making the transition from school to work for students with disabilities. In the first newsletter, a personal reflection on transition by a man with cerebral palsy is followed by a review of services offered by colleges with support programs for learning disabled students. Guidelines are given to help parents prepare their handicapped child for employment, beginning with the elementary years and proceeding through high school. The final article of the first newsletter describes a workshop to help parents plan for their children's career education and employment opportunities. The second issue of the newsletter begins with a report on one community's approach to creating effective transition through a planning process that involved parents, school officials, government officials, adult service providers and local business leaders. The effort included a needs assessment, a survey of local employers, and a review of existing legislation and policies that affect transition to work for disabled persons. A summary of factors that influence successful collaboration is offered. (CL)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Community Programs, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Employment, Employment Opportunities, Higher Education, Learning Disabilities, Parent Role, Program Development, Secondary Education, Vocational Education
National Information Center for Handicapped Children and Youth, Box 1492, Washington, DC 20013 (subscription--free).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Parents
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Information Center for Handicapped Children and Youth, Washington, DC.