ERIC Number: ED432090
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Developing Transition Plans. PRO-ED Series on Transition.
Wehman, Paul, Ed.
One of a series of guides that provides practical resources on topics critical to the process of preparing individuals with disabilities for adulthood, this volume is designed to help special education teachers, guidance and rehabilitation counselors, parents, advocates, and psychologists become familiar with how to develop individual transition plans using personal future planning. It includes several sample plans for students with a variety of intellectual, physical, and behavioral challenges. The plans provide for a wide range of different goals, from employment and postsecondary experiences to safety, financial planning, and recreation. The variety of these plans, the process described for writing the plan, and the suggested resources to help write the plan, are meant to help students and their families, as well as service providers, to look forward to the future in a more definite way. Before presenting the plans, the text discusses different changes in the educational system and in society that would benefit all young adults with disabilities, the many obstacles facing individuals with disabilities as they seek employment, and how to use person-centered planning concepts to enhance school-to-adult life transition planning. (Contains 74 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Disabilities, Disability Discrimination, Education Work Relationship, Employment, Individualized Education Programs, Individualized Transition Plans, Long Range Planning, Parent School Relationship, Program Development, Rehabilitation Counseling, School Counselors, School Psychologists, Secondary Education, Social Bias, Special Education Teachers, Transitional Programs, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners
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