Transition to Adulthood

September 2010 About transition in Spanish | Sobre transición en español Life is full of transitions, and one of the more remarkable ones occurs when we get ready to leave high school and go out in the world as young adults. When the student has a disability, it's especially helpful to plan ahead for that transition. In fact, IDEA requires it. Quick-Jump Index Quick summary of transition IDEA's definition of transition services Considering … [Read more...]

Transition “Starters” for Everyone

September 2009 | Links checked, February 2013 This page is designed to connect you with basic information about transition planning. We've included articles, guides, and online trainings designed for specific audiences, because we all process and use information from the vantage point of why we want to know and what we're going to do with the info. Below you'll find resources listed for: general audiences parents professionals students   Resources … [Read more...]

Students Get Involved!

November 2009 Resources updated, August 2012There's a very simple and common sense reason why IDEA 2004 requires that students with disabilities be invited to attend every IEP meeting where postsecondary transition goals will be considered: It's their lives.And those lives are changing. Adulthood is approaching, and with it will come a world of responsibilities and choices. Who's the primary stakeholder in that life ahead? The student. Who better … [Read more...]

Adult Services: What Are They? Where Are They?

November 2009 Many different individuals come together to help the student plan for transition. Typically, transition planning is handled by members of the IEP team, with other individuals becoming involved as needed. It’s important to involve a variety of people, for they will bring their unique perspectives to the planning table. The team draws upon the expertise of the different members and pools their information to make decisions or … [Read more...]

Effective Interventions in Dropout Prevention: A Research Synthesis

NICHCY Structured Abstract 17 describes the following research synthesis: Title Effective Interventions in Dropout Prevention: A Research Synthesis—The Effects of Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions on Dropout for Youth with Disabilities Author Cobb, B., Sample, P., Alwell, M., & Johns, N. Source The National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities (NDPC-SD) Year Published 2005 _____________ AbstractThe relationship between … [Read more...]

Instructing Adolescents with Learning Disabilities: A Component and Composite Analysis

NICHCY's Structured Abstract 37 describes the following: Title | Instructing Adolescents with Learning Disabilities: A Component and Composite Analysis Author | Swanson, H.L., & Hoskyn, M. Source | Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 16(2), 109-119. Year Published | 2001 Abstract Instructional components that positively influence performance of adolescents with learning disabilities are identified based on a comprehensive … [Read more...]

A Meta-Analysis of Outdoor Adventure Programming with Adolescents

NICHCY's Structured Abstract 48 describes the following: Title | A Meta-Analysis of Outdoor Adventure Programming with Adolescents Author | Cason, D., & Gillis, H.L. Source | Journal of Experiential Education, 17(1), 40-47. Year Published | 1994 Abstract Meta-analysis of 143 effect sizes in 43 studies of adventure programming for adolescents found an overall effect size of 0.31. Summary effect sizes of outcome categories differed … [Read more...]

The Effects of Technology-Based Interventions on Academic Outcomes for Youth with Disabilities

NICHCY's Structured Abstract 69 describes the following: Title | The Effects of Technology-Based Interventions on Academic Outcomes for Youth with Disabilities Authors |  Dugan, J.J., Cobb, R.B., & Alwell, M. Source | National Post-School Outcomes Center. Available at: Year Published | December, 2006 Abstract The relationship between technology-based interventions … [Read more...]

For students with disabilities: Be self-determined!

The I'm Determined project, funded by the Virginia Department of Education, focuses on providing students with disabilities with direct instruction, models, and opportunities to practice skills associated with self-determined behavior beginning at the elementary level and continuing through the student's educational career. … [Read more...]

Transition Trek!

PACER’s Transition Trek—updated! You may know about this resource already…it’s an educational board game that helps youth and young adults plan for life after high school. Happily, it’s been updated for 2010! Order your copy via: … [Read more...]

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