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ERIC Number: EJ1104109
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1544-6751
Building and Maintaining Connection: Supporting Transition in a Rural State
Flannery, Ann; Mason, Paula; Dunagan, Janna
Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, v17 p18-21 2016
Deaf and hard of hearing students at Rocky Mountain High School (RMHS), a public school in Meridian, Idaho--and other deaf and hard of hearing students throughout the state, needed skills for the workplace. The demand was critical, and administrators knew change was needed. Co-authors Janna Dunagan, who teaches deaf and hard of hearing students, and Paula Mason, then the post-secondary transition specialist for the Idaho Educational Services for the Deaf and the Blind (IESDB), itinerant transition specialist, got together and brainstormed; and were soon joined by co-author Ann Flannery, who was at that time working with the Network Interpreting Service. This article describes a six-week program that would bring in community members, cover a myriad of topics, and end with the school year--just in time for students to move into summer employment. The timing was ideal; the information would be fresh and students would have confidence to secure employment and work more independently.
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center. Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue NE, KS 3600, Washington, DC 20002. Tel: 800-526-9105; Tel: 202-651-5340; Fax: 202-651-5708; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Idaho
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