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Quigney, Theresa A. – Journal of School Counseling, 2017
The transition to life after high school for students with disabilities and the vital role that school counselors have in assisting the students and their families to achieve success are discussed. As there may be unique requirements for these students in making this transition, it is important that school counselors are acquainted with particular…
Descriptors: Disabilities, School Counselors, Counselor Role, Goal Orientation
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Cavendish, Wendy; Connor, David J.; Rediker, Eva – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2017
The reauthorizations of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act emphasize that students and parents are to be considered equal partners in the individualized education program (IEP) process. This article addresses how to move from compliance with the law to facilitating meaningful involvement of high school students and their parents in…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Student Participation, Individualized Transition Plans, Disabilities
Vaughn, Sharon; Danielson, Louis; Zumeta, Rebecca; Holdheide, Lynn – Jobs For the Future, 2015
The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs now requires states to fully disclose the precise steps they will take to ensure better outcomes for students with disabilities. This new requirement can aid educators in implementing effective practices for providing deeper learning opportunities for these students. With the…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education, Evidence Based Practice, Educational Practices
Szidon, Katherine; Ruppar, Andrea; Smith, Leann – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2015
The Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA; 2006) requires schools to develop transition plans for students with disabilities, beginning at age 16, if not before. For students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the transition planning process includes unique considerations. This article describes five steps for developing effective…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Disabilities, Equal Education
Szidon, Katherine; Ruppar, Andrea; Smith, Leann – Grantee Submission, 2015
Lakeview High School is a medium sized high school in a rural farming community. The staff at Lakeview meets at the beginning of each school year to discuss building-level professional development plans. This year, Lakeview's special education team has requested to focus its professional development time on improving special education services for…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Equal Education, Federal Legislation