ERIC Number: ED347710
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Transition in the United States: What's Happening.
Hartman, Rhona C., Ed.
Information from HEATH, v10 n3 Dec 1991
This newsletter summarizes federal and state legislation concerned with the transition of youth with disabilities into further education or work. It identifies relevant provisions of the federal Individuals with Disabilities Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Specific federal resources concerning employment, transportation, public accommodations, and telecommunications as well as two ADA publications are identified. Activities related to transition in the states have focused on adoption of either an interagency cooperative agreement or a Memorandum of Understanding model. Some states have established state transition councils. Specific transition activities and resources are identified for Maine, Minnesota, North Carolina, Virginia, and Washington state. Five specific programs (in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Oregon, Maryland, and North Carolina) are briefly described with contact information. Four program manuals are also identified. Under the heading "Effective Practices and Exemplary Products" a separate article describes the Postsecondary Education Program: Evaluation and Dissemination of Effective Practices study. It notes decisions of its advisory panel concerning criteria for project inclusion, criteria for products, site visits, product review, information dissemination, and eight products recommended for dissemination. (DB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Civil Rights Legislation, Demonstration Programs, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Educational Legislation, Employment, Federal Legislation, Information Dissemination, Instructional Effectiveness, Postsecondary Education, Resources, State Legislation, State Programs, Teaching Methods, Telecommunications, Transitional Programs, Transportation
HEATH Resource Center, One Dupont Circle, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036-1193-1193 (free).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. HEATH Resource Center.; National Clearinghouse on Postsecondary Education for Individuals with Disabilities, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act