ERIC Number: EJ1020146
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Involvement in Transition Planning Meetings among High School Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Griffin, Megan M.; Taylor, Julie Lounds; Urbano, Richard C.; Hodapp, Robert M.
Journal of Special Education, v47 n4 p256-264 Feb 2014
Although students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are least likely to attend and participate in transition planning meetings, little is known about factors related to their involvement. Using a national data set, we conducted regressions to identify predictors of the involvement of 320 youth with ASD. Attendance positively related to higher expressive language skills, greater time spent in general education, and more frequent discussions about postschool plans at home. Attendance negatively related to greater parent involvement at school. Active participation was shown by students who had higher self-advocacy skills, spent more time in general education, and more often discussed postschool plans at home. Active participants were also more likely to be younger and Caucasian. Implications for research and practice are discussed.
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Transitional Programs, Meetings, High School Students, Student Participation, Predictor Variables, National Surveys, Parent Participation, Interviews, Institutional Characteristics, School Surveys, Teacher Surveys, Academic Records, Participant Characteristics, Educational Experience, Longitudinal Studies, Regression (Statistics)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
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