ERIC Number: ED495872
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Transition Services for Students Aged 18-21 with Intellectual Disabilities in College and Community Settings: Models and Implications of Success. Information Brief. Volume 5, Issue 5
Grigal, Meg; Dwyre, Amy; Davis, Helena
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET), University of Minnesota
In response to recent calls in the field of special education for the development and expansion of services for older students with intellectual disabilities, local school systems nationwide have begun to provide transition services to students ages 18 and older with intellectual disabilities in postsecondary settings such as two- and four-year colleges or other community settings. This brief provides an overview of some successful models of transition services being implemented in postsecondary settings, describes one such model implemented by the Baltimore City Public School System in three local colleges, and presents some of the implications and strategies for success of this model. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Learning Disabilities, Transitional Programs, Late Adolescents, Postsecondary Education, Models, Program Descriptions, Profiles, Urban Programs, County School Districts
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition. Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota, 6 Pattee Hall, 150 Pillsbury Drive SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Tel: 612-624-2097; Fax: 612-624-9344; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.ncset.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center on Secondary Education and Transition, Minneapolis, MN.