NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Back to results
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ844260
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0599
Mothers' Experiences of Transition Planning for Their Children with Disabilities
Ankeny, Elizabeth Madson; Wilkins, Julia; Spain, Jayne
TEACHING Exceptional Children, v41 n6 p28-36 Jul-Aug 2009
Parental and family involvement in the transition of youth with disabilities from school to the adult world is vital. The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001 emphasized the important role that families play in their children's education, and the Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) of 2004 mandated parental involvement in educational planning. Research indicates that student and family participation remains one of the national challenges facing secondary education and transition services. To provide best-practice strategies for involving parents in the successful transition of youth from school to adulthood, this article reviews the transition literature and then presents findings from interviews with four mothers of children with disabilities. It also provides a list of transition-related Internet resources for youth, families, and professionals. (Contains 2 tables.)
Council for Exceptional Children. 1110 North Glebe Road Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201. Tel: 888-232-7733; Fax: 703-264-9494; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; No Child Left Behind Act 2001