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ERIC Number: ED313887
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Aug
Pages: 125
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Transition from School to Adult Life: A Handbook for Service Providers.
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Support Services Area.
This handbook was developed to assist human services representatives in forming interagency linkages and planning more effectively for the transition of handicapped youth from school to adult life. A model is presented as a framework for conceptualizing the student's movement through various educational levels and for planning the transition from school to adult life. Also discussed are the planning process, written plans for transition, student and parent involvement, and transition planning teams. Problems frequently encountered in implementing transition services and strategies for resolving the problems are presented, focusing on interagency linkage, community-based training, transportation, liability, wage and hour information, graduation requirements, follow-up of graduates, transition in rural areas, physical requirements of adult life, and transition considerations for specific disabilities. Appendixes contain a community self-appraisal instrument for assessing current status and needs in transition services; forms for individual transition planning; a directory of statewide North Carolina resources that work with disabled youth or their families; forms developed by individual local school administrative units, including form letters to parents, student evaluation checklists, school-business agreements, and training plans; interagency agreement samples; a glossary; and a bibliography of 29 items. (JDD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Support Services Area.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina