ERIC Number: EJ872856
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
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Talking Transition--An Interview with an Expert
Greathouse, Dan; Shaughnessy, Michael F.
Exceptional Parent, v40 n2 p37-39 Feb 2010
Ginger Blalock is an educational consultant in the area of career development and transition for youth with special needs, currently serving as facilitator for the NMPED-funded Transition Outcomes Project and Statewide Transition Coordinating Council, educational consultant for Technet's administration of the NMDWS WIRED Project (Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development), and advisory board member for Lifework Learning Division of N.M. Technet. She is Emeritus Faculty at the University of New Mexico, where she held a number of roles, including Division Director for Educational Specialties, Program Coordinator for Special Education, and Coordinator for the Special Education Emphasis in Learning and Behavioral Exceptionalities. Her areas of research and development have primarily focused on preparing youth with special needs for adult life activities. In this interview, Blalock discusses some of the most salient and relevant issues regarding transition. She outlines the teacher's role, parental responsibilities, and some of the current concerns regarding this increasingly important topic. She responds to questions about professional duties and responsibilities and outlines some concerns for the coming decade.
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education, Career Development, Community Based Instruction (Disabilities), Transitional Programs, Interviews, Consultants, Accessibility (for Disabled)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Adult Education
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