ERIC Number: ED422710
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Touch the Future: Light the Way. North Carolina Transition Manual.
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. for Exceptional Children.
This manual on the transition of young people with disabilities to adult life has 11 chapters. Chapter 1 provides post-school information from a national and state perspective including a review of the North Carolina Transition Project for Youth with Disabilities. Chapter 2 offers a history of transition and a discussion of federal legislation related to transition. Chapter 3 discusses the transition components of the student's Individualized Education Program and chapter 4 focuses on student and parent roles and ways to ensure their effective involvement. Chapter 5 offers practical suggestions to foster interagency collaboration and chapter 6 provides an overview of a variety of adult services. Chapter 7 offers information on school-based preparation such as the functional curriculum and vocational activities. Chapters 8 and 9 discuss issues related to community-based transition activities and the establishment of partnerships with business and industry. Chapter 10 offers guidelines for conducting effective vocational evaluations and chapter 11 discusses principles of program evaluation. The manual also contains 45 appendices providing a glossary, addresses of North Carolina resources, examples of transition plans, additional information related to chapters, and various forms. (Contains approximately 125 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Adult Programs, Agency Cooperation, Community Programs, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Individualized Education Programs, Individualized Transition Plans, Parent Participation, Program Evaluation, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, State Programs, Student Educational Objectives, Student Participation, Transitional Programs, Vocational Evaluation
Education Information Center, Public Schools of North Carolina, Room 540, 301 N. Wilmington Street, Raleigh, NC 27601-2825.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. for Exceptional Children.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina