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ERIC Number: EJ1100223
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0003-1003
The Role of the Community in Transition to the Adult World for Students with Disabilities
Hoover, Ariel
American Secondary Education, v44 n2 p21-30 Spr 2016
Community activities can be an important part of the transition to adulthood, but many students with disabilities miss those experiences because they are not offered in their community or high school. This lack of opportunities in schools may account for the discrepancy that is found after high school graduation between the employment rates of students with disabilities and those without disabilities, This paper will describe five community resources that can be used to help solve this dilemma: service learning, summer employment, community mapping, community-based instruction, and vocational based community instruction. These resources can all be implemented during high school, and are known as transition services, and they help youth with disabilities to make the transition from high school to the adult world.
Ashland University Dwight Schar College of Education. 229 Dwight Schar Building, 401 College Avenue, Ashland, OH 44805. Tel: 419-289-5273; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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