ERIC Number: ED439556
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
New Ideas for Planning Transitions to the Adult World.
Research Connections in Special Education, v6 Spr 2000
This newsletter issue reviews the research and literature on issues and best practices in programs to facilitate the transition of students with disabilities to adult life. First, the definition of transition services under the 1997 Reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is presented and explained. Next, a framework for organizing schools and instruction to facilitate transition is offered based on such principles as student-focused planning and interagency/interdisciplinary collaboration. Guidelines for facilitating student-centered transition planning focus on teaching students needed skills to participate actively in their individualized education program (IEP) planning. Other sections consider finding resources for paid work experiences and improving transition results for students with behavioral disorders. Examples from the field are offered concerning developing self-determination skills and collaboration to enhance transition planning. Specific programs in Oregon--the Oregon Youth Transition Program--and Ohio, which has created a new professional credential--the Transition to Work Endorsement--are described. (DB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Definitions, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, High Schools, Individualized Education Programs, Individualized Transition Plans, Long Range Planning, Program Development, State Programs, Transitional Programs
ERIC/OSEP Special Project, ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education, Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 20191-1589. Tel: 800-328-0272 (Toll Free). Web site: http://ericec.org.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education, Reston, VA. ERIC/OSEP Special Project on Interagency Information Dissemination.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio; Oregon
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments 1997