ERIC Number: ED364035
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Nathanson, Jeanne H., Ed.
OSERS News in Print, v6 n1 Fall 1993
This theme issue on transitions for individuals with disabilities contains nine papers discussing transition programs and issues. "Transition Issues for the 1990s," by Michael J. Ward and William D. Halloran, discusses self-determination, school responsibility for transition, continued educational engagement of at-risk students, and service coordination. "Systems Change and Transition Services for Secondary Youth with Disabilities" (Lawrence C. Gloeckler) points out the need for understanding the public policy context of changes in the education system and the interagency service structure. "Putting Youth with Disabilities to Work: A Business-Education Partnership" (Richard M. Balser and others) describes a cooperative program of a medical center and two school districts in Maine. "City Lights School: Fostering Transition for Emotionally Disturbed and Delinquent Adolescents" (Gila R. Shusterman and others) describes a Washington, D.C., school which offers individualized, nonresidential services to disadvantaged, inner city African Americans. "Community Life Options for Persons with Developmental Disabilities" (Jeffrey A. Gliner and Pat Sample) offers three case studies from a supported recreation intervention program. "H.E.L.P. Career Opportunities" (Victoria Amey-Flippin and Rita Brusca) describes the Handicap Educational Liaison Program at Northeastern Illinois University which facilitates career placement opportunities of college students. "Power: A Transition Model for Facilitating Student Choice" (Kay Holjes and Melanie Mattingly) discusses a holistic program of work, education, and recreation for North Carolina students with mental retardation. "Building on Today for Tomorrow: Making a Difference with Families" (Kathryn Moery) describes a Chicago, Illinois project in which families of students with disabilities work closely with school staff to make the transition from high school to adult independent living. "Computer Technologies Program: A Partnership in Progress" (Joan Breves) describes a program begun by IBM to prepare students with disabilities as competitive and well-qualified programmers. (JDD)
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Employment Opportunities, Family Involvement, Program Development, Programers, Recreational Activities, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Transitional Programs
OSERS News in Print, Room 3129, Switzer Building, 330 C St., S.W., Washington, DC 20202-2524 (free).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.