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ERIC Number: EJ771433
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 28
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-1183-322X
Making Community Connections: Educator Perspectives on Transition Planning for Students with Intellectual Disabilities
Schwartz, Karen; Mactavish, Jennifer; Lutfiyya, Zana Marie
Exceptionality Education Canada, v16 n2-3 p73-100 2006
For students with intellectual disabilities and their families, planning for the transition from school to adult life can be a complicated process. Successful planning is sometimes made more challenging when post-school options and opportunities are not well known or understood. The purpose of this study is to seek out the perspectives of educators on effectively preparing students with intellectual disabilities for positive transitions to adult life. The study uses qualitative research methods to identify keys to post-school success and barriers to fuller community participation. It also examines how information on post-school options and opportunities is received by educators and passed on to students and families so that effective and meaningful transition planning can take place. (Contains 2 tables.)
Exceptionality Education Canada. University of Alberta, Department of Educational Psychology, 6-102 Education North, Edmonton, AB T6G 2G5, Canada. Tel: 780-492-0800; Fax: 780-492-1318; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada