Transition

Webinar: Preparing Students with Disabilities for Successful College Transition

Research shows that a number of students with disabilities who attend college are unaware that disability accommodations and services are available there. In this presentation, our expert presenter will look at what the laws say about the accommodations and services colleges have to provide. You’ll discuss the accommodations that are typically available at the college level, and what ones might ...

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7 Steps for Success

The transition from high school is challenging for any student, but for young adults with disabilities, it can be even more difficult. In addition to adjusting to increased academic demands in an environment where there is less structure and support, students have to navigate a disability services system that is very different from the one they knew in high school. ...

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Building Alliances: A How-to Manual to Support Transitioning Youth

Building Alliances presents the core principles and practices of collaboration that best support transition-aged youth with disabilities—and their families. Val Mazzotti and Dawn Rowe discuss the key roles and responsibilities of youth and their families, school personnel, and community service providers. A series of “research in practice” vignettes illustrates how to implement evidence-based strategies and activities, providing a step-by-step approach to building and facilitating effective collaboration, ...

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Demystifying Transition Assessment

Assessment is the cornerstone of every good transition plan. Now there’s a book that demystifies the what, when, why, and how of collecting transition assessment data—and using the results to help students with disabilities prepare for adulthood. Demystifying Transition Assessment will help you choose assessments appropriate for each situation and student, in seven key areas: academics, self-determination, employment, community living, ...

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Transition Resource Set

Buy together and SAVE! The Transition Resource Set is essential for schools and districts to develop and maintain successful postsecondary transition programming for students with disabilities. From engaging families and students in the transition planning process, to choosing the right assessment, to writing effective IEP transition goals, this set includes both foundational works in transition and the CEC Division on ...

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Webinar: The IEP Process: Essential Strategies for Special Education Teachers

The IEP process is full of legal mandates and requirements that cause anxiety for all special education teachers, and can be particularly daunting for new special educators. A productive IEP process requires that the IEP team ― teachers, families, and related services providers ― have the resources they need to collaborate to create measurable, legally defensible, and truly individualized IEPs ...

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Transition Teaming: 26 Strategies for Interagency Collaboration

Schools and community agencies must work together to provide transition services to secondary students with disabilities. Effective transition requires the resources and expertise of adult service agencies, community groups, employers, families, school transition specialists, teachers and other practitioners. This book provides a step-by-step process and concrete strategies by which secondary special educators can build collaborative relationships with service agencies and ...

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Webinar: Using Transition Assessment Results to Write Indicator 13-Compliant Transition Plans

In collaboration with the Division on Career Development and Transition (DCDT) Have you seen transition assessment results that somehow didn’t lead to meaningful transition goals and plans? This program provides guidance in transforming commonly-used transition assessment results into transition plans that comply with Indicator 13 and provide clear goals for training, education, employment and, where appropriate, independent living skills. You’ll ...

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Aligning Transition and Standards-Based Education

This book is essential reading for policymakers, administrators and preservice and inservice educators. It addresses one of the most critical issues today in secondary transition, which cuts across policy and practice, and has never before been addressed in the literature. This issue is the “disconnect” among critical aspects of law and policy that affect secondary school students with disabilities the ...

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Integrating Transition Planning into the IEP Process

Written for the educator new to transition, this edition provides critical information including a thorough introduction to transition planning in a user-friendly question-and-answer format. Chapters include: legislation; self-determination; transition assessments; curriculum decision-making; support services; interagency planning; program evaluation; and resources. Edited by Lynda West. 2010. 160 pages. ISBN 978-0-86586-438-2. #P5870.     Download sample chapters:

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Engaging and Empowering Families in Secondary Transition

An expanded follow-up to a CEC bestseller, this guide includes tools for assessing families’ and practitioners’ engagement in practices that promote positive post-school outcomes for youth with disabilities. Engaging and Empowering Families in Secondary Transition: A Practitioner’s Guide gives schools and agencies planning tools and practical strategies to foster family partnerships in five dimensions: collaborators in the IEP process; instructors ...

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Informal Assessment for Transition Planning

An assessment resource that school-based personnel can use to determine or confirm transition strengths, preferences, interests and needs for appropriate transition planning in the IEP. A highly practical and useful resource in the IEP transition planning process for: Obtaining and confirming assessment information; Establishing some basic estimates of present level of functional achievement; Providing a set of motivating and engaging ...

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Functional Curriculum for Elementary and Secondary Students

This book describes how to build a functional curriculum for students-that is, a curriculum with everyday usefulness and value in making the student more competent and independent. This edition also shows teachers how to tie the curriculum from the elementary school to the curricula of middle and secondary schools, and ultimately to tasks common in adult life. Edited by Paul Wehmen ...

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Self-Determination Strategies for Adolescents in Transition

This timely guide addresses transition to postsecondary education for students with learning disabilities, ADHJD, Asperger syndrome, and intellectual disabilities. This resource will be invaluable for educators, counselors, other disability service providers, and college instructors who work with these students. Over 25 years of research has shown that young adults who are more self-determined experience more positive life outcomes.  These case ...

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Transitioning to College: A Guide for Students With Disabilities

School personnel, parents and high school students with disabilities will all benefit from the four-page (bi-fold) laminated guide, Transitioning to College: A Guide for Students with Disabilities, by Elizabeth Hamblet. It offers detailed suggestions of ways students with disabilities, with the help of parents and teachers/school staff, can start preparing for the transition to college as early as freshman year ...

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