ERIC Number: ED465234
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
National Transition Follow-Up Study of Youth Identified as Deafblind: Parent Perspectives. NTAC Briefing Paper.
Petroff, Jerry G.
This study surveyed the parents/guardians of 97 youth (ages 18-24) throughout the United States who are deaf-blind and who left school in June 1996. The survey was conducted 18 months after these youth had left school. Following an introduction, this report first presents findings related to characteristics of the youth in the areas of communication, reading, mobility, health, and behavior. The next section presents data on secondary school experiences including last educational placement, related services, work experience in secondary education, and planning for transition. The section on post-school life addresses further education, support services, community involvement, living arrangements, and employment. The final two sections provide information on parental satisfaction, consider implications of the study, and offer recommendations. Among these seven recommendations are the need to provide services that promote communication development, that promote the development of literacy, that provide for education with nondisabled peers, that offer real job experience with community-based vocational training, and that provide person-centered transition planning beginning no later than age 14. (Contains 75 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Community Programs, Deaf Blind, Education Work Relationship, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, High Schools, Literacy Education, Parent Attitudes, Quality of Life, Student Experience, Student Needs, Transitional Programs, Work Experience Programs
DB-LINK, The National Information Clearinghouse on Children Who Are Deaf-Blind, 345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth, OR 97361. Tel: 800-438-9376 (Toll Free); TTY: 800-854-7013 (Toll Free); Fax: 503-838-8150; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For full text: http://www.tr.wou.edu/ntac/pdf/transition.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Technical Assistance Consortium for Children and Young Adults Who Are Deaf-Blind, Monmouth, OR.