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ERIC Number: ED310567
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Transition in Minnesota.
Troolin, Barbara L.; House, James
This paper reviews problems and recommendations related to the transition of youth from school to work following special education programs in Minnesota. The results of several state-wide studies are reported. The studies include: (1) a review of the employment status of former special education students, (2) a survey of needs, (3) a study of the barriers to effective transition, and (4) a survey of parents. Results from the studies are presented in terms of answers to the following questions: (1) how do our graduates fare in the community? (nine percent of former students with moderate/severe handicaps have full-time, paid employment and another 32% have part-time employment); (2) how well do we prepare students and provide assistance to families? (professionals and parents felt that, overall, current assessment and instructional practices were only moderately helpful in planning for post-school needs); and (3) what are the barriers to effective transition planning and coordination? (participants lacked sufficient knowledge about methods of developing systematic goals and objectives for students.) Twenty recommendations are grouped into the categories of: planning for individuals, transition and families, community planning and interagency cooperation, and state-wide planning. The paper also describes efforts of Minnesota to improve transition services, including establishment of an Interagency Office of Transition Services. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota