ERIC Number: ED316994
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Transition to Success in Maine's Communities: Moving Forward into the 1990's to Complete a Statewide Service Network for Students with Handicaps Who Leave Maine's Schools. The Final Report of the Two-Year Demonstration Project Phase.
The final report documents activities and presents recommendations of the 2-year demonstration phase of a project to coordinate school-to-community transition services at the state and local levels for students with disabilities. The critical importance of the transition period and passage by the Maine Legislation in 1986 of the Transitional Services Coordination Act are reviewed, the Interagency Committee on Transition and the seven local service coordination networks are briefly discussed. Final recommendations to the Legislature are presented and include 11 specific recommendations subsumed within the following 5 general recommendations: (1) establish a permanent statewide transition planning and coordination system; (2) support and stabilize successful local transition planning and coordination efforts; (3) expand local transition planning and coordination efforts to all areas of the state; (4) establish an ongoing state program to support local coordination efforts through increased training, technical assistance, and distribution of information on "best transition practices"; and (5) ensure linkages between the statewide transition system and other coordination systems in Maine and New England as well as the direct involvement of the staff of the interagency Committee on Transition. After a brief comment on future outlook, appendices provide the text of the 1986 law and more detailed project information. Eleven other Maine publications on transition are listed. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Maine State Dept. of Human Services, Augusta. Bureau of Rehabilitation.
Authoring Institution: University of Southern Maine, Portland. Human Services Development Inst.
Identifiers - Location: Maine