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ERIC Number: EJ941211
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-1089-5701
Transitional Highways: Reaching Students with Disabilities in Appalachia
Sweet, Debbie; Dezarn, Shirley; Belluscio, Teresa
Reclaiming Children and Youth, v20 n2 p50-53 2011
A transition can be described as a change, a switch, a move, or a conversion to another place or frame of mind. Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) has implemented a transition project serving middle and high school students with disabilities. Each year, hundreds of students are provided with information and activities designed to stimulate their interest in higher education. Transition specialists are then sent to schools for face-to-face visits with identified students. EKU Transition Specialists assist middle and secondary special education teachers in helping students envision an educational life after graduation from high school. This may include vocational/technical training or a 2-year or 4-year undergraduate degree. Since 2007, the Transition Trio has visited thousands of students in hundreds of high schools in rural counties in Kentucky. Success did not come easy. The transition teams had to overcome the natural forces of nature, cancelled school days, postponed meetings, and tightly structured school schedules. These transition outreach programs have linked together teachers, universities, community colleges, government, and especially the students with disabilities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky