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ERIC Number: EJ802308
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1525-1810
Providing Transition Services for Students with Disabilities from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds
Avoke, Selete Kofi; Simon-Burroughs, Marlene
Journal of Special Education Leadership, v20 n2 p66-72 Sep 2007
Youth with disabilities from culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) backgrounds are at high risk for a number of negative postschool outcomes including high unemployment, low wages, and limited access to postsecondary education and training. Cultural and linguistic differences may negatively impact transition planning for these youth as they face challenges related to their CLD status as well as to their status as individuals with disabilities. State and local education agencies must make operational the tenets for transition planning outlined in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA), as well as take into consideration the cultural nuances involved in planning for the transition of students from diverse backgrounds. (Contains 1 footnote.)
Council of Administrators of Special Education. Fort Valley State University, 1005 State University Drive, Fort Valley, GA 31030. Tel: 478-825-7667; Fax: 478-825-7811; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act