ERIC Number: EJ772530
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-May
Reference Count: 47
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.
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Employment, Independent Living, Behavior Disorders, Transitional Programs, Emotional Disturbances, Educational Change, Educational Legislation, Compliance (Legal), Postsecondary Education, Education Work Relationship, College Preparation, Academic Standards, Mainstreaming, Dropout Rate, Standardized Tests, Student Evaluation, Self Determination, Access to Education, Vocational Education, Student Participation, Family Involvement
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: http://www.ccbd.net/behavioraldisorders/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; No Child Left Behind Act 2001