Handbook of Adolescent Transition Education for Youth with Disabilities

ISBN-10: 0415872790
ISBN-13: 9780415872799
Edition: 2012
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Description: Transition from secondary education to adulthood represents a period during which adolescents with disabilities face multiple responsibilities and changing roles that include establishing independence, attending post-secondary education or training,  More...

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Book details

List price: $80.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 1/31/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Transition from secondary education to adulthood represents a period during which adolescents with disabilities face multiple responsibilities and changing roles that include establishing independence, attending post-secondary education or training, developing social networks, choosing a career, participating in their communities, and managing healthcare and financial affairs. Sponsored by the Division of Career Development and Transition (DCDT) of the Council of Exceptional Children, this Handbook serves as a comprehensive resource for the communities of educators, related service and agency personnel, families, caretakers, counselors, and other stakeholders who facilitate these complex transitions to adulthood for adolescents with disabilities.

Michael L. Wehmeyer, Ph.D. is Professor of Special Education; Director, Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities; and Associate Director, Beach Center on Disability, all at the University of Kansas. Dr. Wehmeyer is engaged in teacher personnel preparation in the area of severe, multiple disabilities and directs multiple federally funded projects conducting research and model development in the education of students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. He is the author of more than 180 articles or book chapters and has authored, co-authored or co-edited 19 books on disability and education-related issues, including issues pertaining to self-determination, transition, universal design for learning and access to the general curriculum for students with significant disabilities, and technology use by people with cognitive disabilities. He is a Fellow of the American Association on Mental Retardation, a past president of the Council for Exceptional Children's Division on Career Development and Transition, and is Editor-in-Chief for the journal Remedial and Special Education. In 1999 Dr. Wehmeyer was the inaugural recipient of the Distinguished Early Career Research Award from the Council for Exceptional Children's Division for Research. In May, 2003 he was awarded the American Association on Mental Retardation's National Education award. Dr. Wehmeyer holds undergraduate and Masters degrees in special education from the University of Tulsa and a Masters degree in experimental psychology from the University of Sussex in Brighton, England, where he was a Rotary International Teacher of the Handicapped Fellow. He earned his Ph.D. in Human Development and Communication Sciences from the University of Texas at Dallas.

Kristine W. Webb is an associate professor in the Department of Exceptional Student and Deaf Education and director of the Disability Resource Center at the University of North Florida (UNF). Webb is a past president of the International Division on Career Development and Transition (DCDT), an organization dedicated to improving life for adolescents and adults with disabilities. In 2007, she was awarded the Outstanding Faculty Service Award at the University of North Florida. In addition, Webb was the UNF 2003 CASE Undergraduate Teaching Award nominee and received the Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award for 2001-2002. In 2003, she was awarded the Transition Champion by the Division for Career Development and Transition. Before coming to UNF, Webb served as the director of the Florida Network: Information and Services for Adults and Adolescents with Disabilities housed at the University of Florida. Prior to that position, she was the coordinator of a collaborative special education intern program at the University of New Mexico. Before her own transition to higher education, Webb was a high school teacher for 17 years in Colorado and New Mexico. Along with her interest in teacher preparation, Webb has a long-standing passion for promoting successful postsecondary education experiences for individuals with disabilities, family involvement and collaboration, and transition to adult life for individuals with disabilities.

Preface
Foreword
Introduction and Overview of Adolescent Transition Education
An Introduction to Adolescent Transition Education
Policy and Adolescent Transition Education
Adolescent Transition Education Planning
IEP Development in Adolescent Transition Education
Student Involvement in the Transition Process
Transition Assessment for Adolescents
Transition Planning Strategies
Family Involvement in Transition Planning
Student Development in Adolescent Transition Education
Life Skills and Community-Based Instruction
Preparing Students for the 21st Century Workforce
Career Development and Vocational Instruction
Self-Determination and Adolescent Transition Education
Structured Work Experiences
School Completion and Adolescent Transition Education
Social Skills, Supports, and Networks in Adolescent Transition Education
Assistive Technology in the Transition Education Process
Adolescent Transition Education Program Structure
Adolescent Transition Education and School Reform
Middle School Transition Education Planning and Services
Providing Transition Education to a Diverse Student Population
Transition to Postsecondary Education
Effective Strategies for Interagency Collaboration
Innovative Employment Support Models
Job Development and Placement in Youth Transition Education
Disability Specific Adolescent Transition Education
Transition Education for Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Transition Education for Adolescents with Learning Disabilities
Transition Education for Adolescents with Intellectual Disability
Transition Education for Adolescents Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Transition Education for Adolescents who are Blind or Have Low Vision
Transition Education for Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
Transition Education for Adolescents with Serious Mental Health Conditions
List of contributors
Index

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