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ERIC Number: ED509564
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 304
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-5576-6958-2
Autism and the Transition to Adulthood: Success beyond the Classroom
Wehman, Paul; Smith, Marcia Datlow; Schall, Carol
Brookes Publishing Company
Professionals who work with young adults will get hard-to-find information on how specific social, behavioral, and cognitive characteristics of people with autism affect the transition to adulthood, exploring potential challenges and traits that can be powerful assets. Compelling stories throughout this book illustrate how successful transition planning improved the lives of three diverse teenagers, and the practical forms, checklists, and suggested resources and links help readers put the proven strategies into action. A must for every member of the transition team--including general and special educators, transition specialists, employment specialists, and counselors--this is the ultimate resource for supporting the goals, dreams, and future success of young adults with autism. Contents of this book include: (1) Understanding the Transition from School to Adulthood for Students with Autism (Carol Schall & Paul Wehman); (2) Positive Behavior Support (Marcia Datlow Smith); (3) Educational and Transition Planning (Carol Schall); (4) Meeting Transition Goals Through Inclusion (Carol Schall & Jennifer McFarland-Whisman); (5) Teaching Youth for Success: From Classroom to Community (Dawn R. Hendricks, Marcia Datlow Smith, & Paul Wehman); (6) Navigating the World of Adult Services and Benefits Planning (Grant Revell & Lucy Axton Miller); (7) Integrated Employment (Pamela Sherron Targett & Paul Wehman); (8) Post Secondary Options for Students with Autism (Lori W. Briel & Elizabeth Evans Getzel); (9) Critical Life Skills (Marcia Datlow Smith & Pamela Sherron Targett); and (10) Living in the Community (Pamela Sherron Targett & Marcia Datlow Smith). A list of references and a resource guide are presented.
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Counselors; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A