ERIC Number: ED520112
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May-7
Reference Count: 0
Family Information Guide to Assistive Technology and Transition Planning: Planned Transitions Are Smooth Transitions!
Hess, Jacqueline; Gutierrez, Ana Maria
Academy for Educational Development
The purpose of this guide is to help families prepare for those times during which their child moves from one environment to another and from one developmental stage to another. The focus of the guide is on the role of assistive technology (AT) during those times--how to consider a child's evolving AT needs, how to identify and address the AT issues that will arise as a child makes a transition, and how to develop and implement an AT transition plan. This guide includes the following sections: (1) An Introduction to Transition Planning and Assistive Technology; (2) How Make a Successful Transition with Assistive Technology; (3) Laws Governing Accommodations and Transition in Birth-12 & Postsecondary Settings; (4) Glossary of AT and Transition Terms; and (5) Additional AT and Transition Resources.
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, Developmental Stages, Family Programs, Adjustment (to Environment), Transitional Programs, Special Needs Students, Community Information Services, Guides, Accessibility (for Disabled), Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Related Services (Special Education), Individualized Education Programs, Change Strategies, Individualized Family Service Plans, Educational Legislation, Strategic Planning, Educational Resources
Academy for Educational Development. 1825 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20009-5721. Tel: 202-884-8000; Fax: 202-884-8400; Web site: http://www.aed.org
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
Sponsor: Office of Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS)
Authoring Institution: Academy for Educational Development