ERIC Number: ED416596
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Complete Guide to Special Education Transition Services: Ready-to-Use Help and Materials for Successful Transitions from School to Adulthood.
Pierangelo, Roger; Crane, Rochelle
This book is intended to provide a comprehensive guide to the transition of students from special education programs into adulthood. The 13 chapters address the following specific issues, with sample sub-topics indicated in parentheses: (1) fundamentals of transition services (self-determination, importance of keeping records); (2) transitional Individualized Education Plans (who determines what services are needed, adult service providers, and a transition planning timeline); (3) vocational education planning (assessments, rehabilitation services, supported employment, employment rights); (4) living arrangements (residential models, housing subsidies, respite care); (5) transportation concerns (travel training, paratransit systems); (6) recreational and leisure options (mastering leisure skill activities and leisure resources); (7) social skills (acquiring social skills, fostering relationships); (8) sexual issues (sexuality education, how particular disabilities affect sexuality); (9) communication and assistive technology (computer access, current technologies for specific impairments); (10) postsecondary educational options (financial aid, accommodations for specific disabilities, distance learning); (11) estate planning for parents (guardianship, the letter of intent, and wills); (12) insurance issues for parents (insurance policies, Medicare and Medicaid); and (13) financial concerns (Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability Insurance). Twelve appendices provide a comprehensive directory of additional resources. (DB)
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Estate Planning, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Financial Support, Independent Living, Individualized Education Programs, Insurance, Interpersonal Competence, Leisure Education, Place of Residence, Postsecondary Education, Recreational Activities, Secondary Education, Sex Education, Sexuality, Special Education, Student Development, Transitional Programs, Transportation, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Parents; Practitioners
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