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ERIC Number: EJ1058956
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0599
Five Steps for Developing Effective Transition Plans for High School Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Szidon, Katherine; Ruppar, Andrea; Smith, Leann
TEACHING Exceptional Children, v47 n3 p147-152 Jan-Feb 2015
The Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA; 2006) requires schools to develop transition plans for students with disabilities, beginning at age 16, if not before. For students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the transition planning process includes unique considerations. This article describes five steps for developing effective transition plans for high school students with ASD: (1) identify transition goals; (2) link postsecondary goals with individualized education plan (IEP) goals; (3) troubleshoot and adjust transition and IEP goals; (4) provide opportunities to teach skills; and (5) evaluate progress.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED); Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) (NIH)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R324C12006|P30 HD03352