ERIC Number: ED484256
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Supporting Dynamic Development of Youth with Disabilities during Transition: A Guide for Families. Information Brief. Volume 3, Issue 2.
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition, University of Minnesota (NCSET)
Family support is key to healthy adolescence. A family enables children to experience attachment, belonging, competence, and self-esteem, and at the same time allows them to experience success and failure, adventure and retreat, independence and interdependence. For families who have teens with disabilities, adolescence can be especially challenging. This brief provides information about healthy adolescent development for youth with disabilities, focusing on the role of parents and families in supporting the successful transition to adult life.
Descriptors: Student Needs, Parent Role, Disabilities, Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Family Role
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition, Institute on Community Integration (UCEDD), University of Minnesota, 6 Pattee Hall, 150 Pillsbury Dr. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Tel: 612-624-2097.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Secondary Education
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center on Secondary Education and Transition, Minneapolis, MN.