ERIC Number: ED303006
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Continuing Education Project: A Realistic Transition Model for Secondary School Handicapped. Final Report.
Affleck, James Q.; And Others
The final report describes The Realistic Transition Project, a 3-year project designed to help mildly handicapped 17 to 21-year-olds in the transition from school to competitive employment. Social skills necessary for seeking and maintaining employment and money management skills were two important curriculum components. Specific objectives and their degree of achievement are listed and discussed for each of the following goals: design service delivery model to improve the transition of mildly handicapped students from school to work/independent living; field test the transitional model; and replicate the model and disseminate results. Separate chapters deal with the following program aspects: characteristics of population and environment, evaluation, dissemination activities, replication, and products developed. Conclusions are drawn in terms of generic service delivery; impact on agencies, state, and community; impact on young people with disabilities; major and minor breakthroughs, and successful aspects of the program. Suggested improvements include greater variety of curriculum materials and more community support services. Most of the document consists of appendixes including: attendance data, tables of placement and outcome data, brochures and letters, newsletter and newspaper articles about the program, results of the replication effort, examples of the follow-up survey, and the text of the manual for best practices and procedures developed by the project. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Dept. of Special Education.; Highline Public Schools, Seattle, WA.
Note: For related document, see EC 211 893.