ERIC Number: ED319201
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Road Map to Transition for Young Adults with Severe Disabilities.
Murphy, Mark S.; And Others
The manual is designed to provide educators, parents, and severely handicapped students in Santa Clara County (California) with a guide to a 4-year transition process. The process has four components: transition foundation (basic skill development from birth to age 21), transition process (planning and implementation of training and other services from age 14), transition culmination (gradual shifting of responsibility from the educational system to the family and adult service delivery system during the last 2 years of secondary school and the first 2 years after school separation), and transition followup (the monitoring of student outcomes and provision of referral services by the educational system for 2 years after movement into employment and the community). Specific sections of the manual focus on the roles of special education, of parents and students, of the Vocational Transition Specialist, and of agencies. Specific activities for each of the 4 years before a student graduates are outlined and detailed with development of the Individualized Transition Plan a key part of year 1, exploration of options important in year 2, and becoming acquainted with adult service providers part of years 3 and 4. Various questionnaires to help evaluate options and programs are included. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Students
Authoring Institution: Santa Clara County Office of Education, San Jose, CA.
Note: A product of the Career/Vocational Education Unit of the Santa Clara County of Education. Figures 1 and 2 will not reproduce well due to small, filled type.