ERIC Number: ED364017
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Young Adults with Learning Disabilities and Other Special Needs: Guide for Selecting Postsecondary Transition Programs. [Update.]
Davie, Ann R.
This resource paper provides information about postsecondary programs for young adults with substantial learning disabilities and other special needs. The introductory section gives the characteristics of the population and components of selected educational and training programs which seem to be successful. The resource guide then provides parents and professionals some guidelines for recognizing the young person's strengths and weaknesses, and recommendations for teaching them skills necessary to live more independently. Another section, addressed to the young adult, can serve as a worksheet for discussion with parents or other advisers on preparing for independence. A section on programs and resources describes about 35 campus-related programs, transitional residential programs, and vocational rehabilitation centers. A few programs with local appeal are described to encourage the development of such programs elsewhere. Final sections list 4 employment information sources and 13 selected publications. (JDD)
Descriptors: College Preparation, Community Programs, Daily Living Skills, Education Work Relationship, Educational Practices, Employment Opportunities, Higher Education, Independent Living, Learning Disabilities, Models, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Residential Programs, Selection, Skill Development, Student Characteristics, Student Development, Student Evaluation, Transitional Programs, Vocational Rehabilitation, Young Adults
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Parents; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. HEATH Resource Center.
Note: For an earlier version, see ED 303 948.