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Seaman, Rachel L.; Cannella-Malone, Helen I.; Brock, Matthew E.; Dueker, Scott A. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
Researchers have previously shown that video prompting can promote vocational skill acquisition for students with autism, and in a prior study, we demonstrated a model to train a paraprofessional to implement this practice. In this study, we evaluated (a) the degree to which the paraprofessional generalized implementation to new students and…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Paraprofessional Personnel, Teaching Methods, Autism
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Keel, Joanna Mossmond; Cushing, Lisa Sharon; Awsumb, Jessica M. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
This study explored perspectives about the desired components of adult life for 12th-grade Latino students with learning disabilities, their parents, and special education teachers. Focus groups and individual interviews were used to understand the similarities and differences in post-school visions and expectations among participants. Five…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Learning Disabilities, Focus Groups, Special Education Teachers
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Kearney, Kelly B.; Dukes, Charles – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
Microenterprises in the classroom provide a unique way to incorporate academic goals within transitional skill instruction for students with developmental disabilities. The purpose of this article is to discuss how the principles of microenterprises can be used by classroom teachers to practice these skills as well as an overview of how to create…
Descriptors: Small Businesses, Developmental Disabilities, Skill Development, High School Students
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Haines, Shana J.; Francis, Grace L.; Shepherd, Katharine G.; Ziegler, Meg; Mabika, Goma – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
The McGill Action Planning System (also referred to as Making Action Plans or MAPS) is a supportive, strengths-based process that enables teams to understand each other and work together to support students in achieving their dreams. This process can work very well with all transitioning students with disabilities and their families, including…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Individualized Transition Plans, Planning, Family School Relationship
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Prince, Angela M. T.; Hodge, Janie; Bridges, William C.; Katsiyannis, Antonis – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
Youth with disabilities have consistently poor postschool engagement outcomes in employment and postsecondary education and training. At least once every 6 years, states are required to submit a State Performance Plan in which they report performance on the progress of students with disabilities (20 U.S.C. 1416(b)(1)). Indicator 14 requires states…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Youth Employment, Youth Opportunities, Predictor Variables
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Hennessey, Maeghan N.; Terry, Robert; Martin, James E.; McConnell, Amber E.; Willis, Donna M. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
We examined the theoretical factor structure fit and psychometric properties of the "Transition Assessment and Goal Generator" (TAGG). In the first study, 349 transition-aged students with disabilities, their special educators, and family members completed TAGG assessments, and using exploratory factor analysis (EFA)/confirmatory factor…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Factor Structure, Factor Analysis, Disabilities
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Burnes, Jennifer J.; Martin, James E.; Terry, Robert; McConnell, Amber E.; Hennessey, Maeghan N. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
We conducted an exploratory study to investigate the relation between nonacademic behavior constructs measured by the "Transition Assessment and Goal Generator" (TAGG) and postsecondary education and employment outcomes for 297 high school leavers who completed the TAGG during their high school years. Four of eight TAGG constructs…
Descriptors: Correlation, Postsecondary Education, Educational Attainment, Employment Level
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Mazzotti, Valerie L.; Rowe, Dawn A.; Simonsen, Monica; Boaz, Bonnie; VanAvery, Cynthia – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
To scale up and sustain the use of evidence-based practices, it is imperative that state education agencies systematically implement professional development that represents best practice. By delivering quality professional development to local districts, it is more likely that transition personnel will implement transition programs and practices…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Transitional Programs, Individualized Transition Plans, Evidence Based Practice
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Simonsen, Monica L.; Novak, Jeanne A.; Mazzotti, Valerie L. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
To understand the current status of transition-related credentialing systems in driving personnel preparation, it is necessary to identify which state education and rehabilitation services agencies are currently providing certification and licensure in the area of secondary transition. The purpose of this study was to examine the current state of…
Descriptors: State Policy, Policy Analysis, Credentials, Secondary Education
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Plotner, Anthony J.; Simonsen, Monica L. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine 41 secondary transition-focused personnel preparation projects funded between 2001 and 2016. Specifically, this study examined the amount and characteristics of these projects through a systematic abstract review. In addition, authors explored key issues in federally funded transition-focused personnel…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Transitional Programs, Telephone Surveys, Interviews
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Holzberg, Debra G.; Clark, Kelly A.; Morningstar, Mary E. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
Transition professional development (PD) has been identified as a way to improve transition services; however, there is a dearth of literature on transition-focused PD. To learn more about the essential features of effective PD, 73 published articles were evaluated in the area of PD in both secondary transition and special education. Articles were…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Transitional Programs, Secondary Education, Special Education
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Williams-Diehm, Kendra L.; Rowe, Dawn A.; Johnson, Margaret C.; Guilmeus, Jean Francois – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
The field of secondary special education and transition has long advocated for quality training at the preservice level. However, transition-focused coursework is not required for all special education licensure programs. Licensure programs requiring this coursework do not cover all transition-related knowledge and skills needed for teachers to…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Special Education, Transitional Programs, Teacher Certification
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Morningstar, Mary E.; Hirano, Kara A.; Roberts-Dahm, L. Danielle; Teo, Natalie; Kleinhammer-Tramill, P. Jeannie – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
Almost two decades since the last study of how educator preparation programs (EPPs) offer transition-related content to preservice teachers, this study sought to understand if the educator preparation landscape has changed. Given the impact of well-prepared secondary educators on student transition outcomes, reexamining the status of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Transitional Programs, Content Analysis
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Schaefer, John M.; Cannella-Malone, Helen; Brock, Matthew E. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
Building and maintaining positive social relationships is important to every young adult's quality of life. However, supporting the social inclusion of middle and high school students with severe disabilities can be extremely challenging. Moreover, promoting social inclusion in one classroom may have little impact on social outcomes in other…
Descriptors: Severe Disabilities, Inclusion, Middle School Students, High School Students
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Balcazar, Fabricio E.; Awsumb, Jessica; Dimpfl, Shawn; Langi, F. L. Fredrik G.; Lara, Jazmin – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
This study describes an intervention developed to implement several best transition practices with a high risk/high need population. In all, 116 students with disabilities from a charter school for dropouts participated. All students were interviewed at different points in time to track their progress as they completed the program. Records of…
Descriptors: Dropout Programs, Continuation Students, Minority Group Students, Youth Programs
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