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ERIC Number: ED416596
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 249
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-87628-274-5
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)
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Parents; Practitioners
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
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