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ERIC Number: EJ942509
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-2154-1647
Effects of Multimedia Social Stories on Knowledge of Adult Outcomes and Opportunities among Transition-Aged Youth with Significant Cognitive Disabilities
Richter, Sharon; Test, David
Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, v46 n3 p410-424 Sep 2011
Students with significant cognitive disabilities typically experience poor post-school outcomes as adults. Federal legislation and recent research reflect the importance of teaching self-determination skills as a strategy to improve post-school outcomes. However, the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 (NLTS-2) reported that individuals with mental retardation, autism, and multiple disabilities often lack self-determination skills. The current study investigated the use of Multimedia Social Stories on knowledge of adult outcomes and opportunities among transition-aged youth with significant cognitive disabilities using a multiple probe across participants design. All students acquired information taught and generalized skills to an informal transition planning meeting and a preference assessment activity. Limitations, as well as recommendations for research and practice, are provided. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities, Council for Exceptional Children. DDD, P.O. Box 3512, Fayetteville, AR 72702. Tel: 479-575-3326; Fax: 479-575-6676; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A