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ERIC Number: EJ772530
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-May
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-0198-7429
Preparing Youths with Emotional or Behavioral Disorders for Transition to Adult Life: Can It Be Done within the Standards-Based Reform Movement?
Sitlington, Patricia L.; Neubert, Debra A.
Behavioral Disorders, v29 n3 p279-288 Jun 2004
This article identifies (a) what we know about youths with emotional or behavioral disorders (E/BD) and what works in preparing them for the transition to adult life; (b) the key features of No Child Left Behind (NCLB; 2001) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA); and (c) recommendations for working within the requirements of this legislation to promote the successful transition of youths with E/BD to employment, independent living, and postsecondary education. Recommendations address the need to (a) use transition planning as a framework for developing the content and performance components of standards-based education and (b) ensure that preparation for employment and other areas of adult life are infused in the general education curriculum and in the standards-based reform movement.
Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders. Council for Exceptional Children, 1110 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22201-5704. Tel: 612-276-0140; Fax: 612-276-0142; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; No Child Left Behind Act 2001