ERIC Number: ED356357
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Transition Resource Guide.
Spiers, Elizabeth, Comp.; Samberg, Laura, Ed.
Designed for parents and professionals facing development of transition programs in their own communities, this guide offers in Section 1 an overview of noncollegiate educational options after high school for students with disabilities who need additional time and training to prepare for adulthood. It covers employment, postsecondary education and training, independent living, and educational opportunities. Section 2 provides examples of state initiatives to prepare students with disabilities for further education and/or employment. Section 3 provides a transition chart that illustrates how transition planning can occur on the state, local, or individual level. Section 4 lists contact information for transition directors in 12 states that have received state systems change grants. Section 5 lists transition programs identified as innovative, reaching an unserved audience, and providing a needed service. Contact information and brief descriptions are provided for these programs: school to work, school to vocational-technical programs, high school to college programs, social skills programs, and self-determination projects. Section 6 provides contact information for Parent Training and Information Centers. Section 7 is an annotated listing of resources, including guides, instructional materials, and curricula, and resource organizations. Sections 8 and 9 contain a checklist for taking action and current national data about students with disabilities in transition between high school and beyond. (YLB)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Job Training, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Implementation, Rehabilitation Programs, Remedial Programs, Resources, Sheltered Workshops, Special Education, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Supported Employment, Transitional Programs, Vocational Education, Vocational Training Centers
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners
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.