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Achieving Successful Transitions for Young People with Disabilities

Achieving Successful Transitions for Young People with Disabilities Author Natalie Lackenby
ISBN-10 9781784500054
Release 2015-06-21
Pages 208
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This best practice guide provides a blueprint for managing seamless transitions between services for young people aged 16-25 with additional needs, including learning disabilities, physical disabilities, complex health needs and sensory impairments. The authors cover a wide range of transitions, including moving from children's to adult's services, from school to college, leaving education and gaining work experience and employment and supporting young people to live independently. They include key information on policy and legislation, the statutory duty of local authorities and health, housing and education agencies, and describe the impact of the new Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plans. With a wealth of practical, common sense guidance for navigating this complex area of work in a timely, efficient and cost-effective manner, the book will guide practitioners and students step-by-step through the process of managing transitions, highlighting best practice and providing evidence-based models to ensure the best possible outcomes for service users and their families. An essential resource for all those involved in supporting young people with additional needs through transitions, including social workers and social work students, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, health professionals and special education teachers.



Personalisation in Practice

Personalisation in Practice Author Suzie Franklin
ISBN-10 9780857008169
Release 2013-11-21
Pages 128
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This book demonstrates very clearly how the personalisation of support and services works in practice. The authors describe how Jennie, a young person with autism and learning difficulties, was supported through the transition from school to living independently using simple, evidence-based person-centred planning tools. Jennie's story illustrates the importance of quality person-centred reviews, dispels the many myths surrounding Individual Service Funds and personal budgets and demonstrates how families, schools and other agencies can work collaboratively to help young people with disabilities move into adulthood with more choice and control over their lives, and with better life prospects. Practical pointers for readers to apply to their own circumstances are included, and the book contains helpful examples of the key person-centred thinking tools. Anyone involved in supporting children and young people with disabilities as they approach adulthood, including parents and carers, SENCOs, teachers, social workers and service providers, will find this to be essential reading. More generally, it will be an informative resource for those seeking a better understanding of how personalisation and person-centred planning work in practice.



Autism and the Transition to Adulthood

Autism and the Transition to Adulthood Author Paul Wehman
ISBN-10 1557669589
Release 2009
Pages 285
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Outlines steps for empowering teens with autism to achieve their full potential, in a work that features forms, skills assessments, employment and postsecondary options, and benefits planning advice.



Your Complete Guide to Transition Planning and Services

Your Complete Guide to Transition Planning and Services Author Mary E. Morningstar
ISBN-10 159857311X
Release 2017-10-27
Pages 224
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As a practical introductory resource for transition coordinators and secondary special education teachers, this book offers a comprehensive look at the different roles and responsibilities of stakeholders throughout transition planning. The book synthesizes evidence-based strategies and suggestions for best practice with vignettes and Tips for Transition. This resource includes forms to help special educators and transition coordinators plan activities and instruction, develop transition goals and IEPs, identifying post-school goals, and more.



Transition to Postsecondary Education for Students With Disabilities

Transition to Postsecondary Education for Students With Disabilities Author Carol Kochhar-Bryant
ISBN-10 1412952794
Release 2009
Pages 237
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This comprehensive, practical book provides user-friendly tools for creating transition plans to help students with disabilities successfully put their goals into action and navigate postsecondary environments.



Transition of Youth and Young Adults with Emotional Or Behavioral Difficulties

Transition of Youth and Young Adults with Emotional Or Behavioral Difficulties Author Hewitt B. Clark
ISBN-10 1557669635
Release 2009
Pages 357
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This comprehensive professional resource collects the best, most current knowledge on supporting the transition to adulthood for young people with mental health issues. Includes in-depth analyses of five successful transition programs.



Universal Design for Transition

Universal Design for Transition Author Colleen A. Thoma
ISBN-10 UVA:X030468000
Release 2009-01
Pages 238
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Timely and useful resource that guides educators in using UDL in their classrooms while helping students transition to adult life.



Promoting Successful Transition to Adulthood for Students with Disabilities

Promoting Successful Transition to Adulthood for Students with Disabilities Author Robert L. Morgan
ISBN-10 9781462523993
Release 2016-02-01
Pages 296
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Comprehensively addressing the challenges of transition, this book provides practical knowledge and tools geared toward real-world educators. It presents clear guidelines for all aspects of team-based transition planning for individuals with various levels of disability, illustrated with vignettes of three secondary students who are followed throughout the book. The authors describe evidence-based practices for conducting assessments and promoting optimal outcomes in the areas of employment, postsecondary education, and independent living. Keys to family involvement, self-determination, interagency collaboration, and problem solving are highlighted. Several reproducible forms can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.



7 Steps for Success

7 Steps for Success Author Elizabeth C. Hamblet
ISBN-10 9780865864672
Release 2011-01-01
Pages 163
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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. But with the proper preparation, students can enjoy success! This practical guide explains how the system for accommodations works, describes students' rights and responsibilities within that system, and employs the voices of seasoned professionals and college students to explain the skills and strategies students should develop while they are in high school to ensure success when they reach college. As a bonus, it also offers answers to questions students with disabilities frequently ask about disclosing their disability in the admissions process.



The Future of Disability in America

The Future of Disability in America Author Committee on Disability in America
ISBN-10 9780309104722
Release 2007-09-24
Pages 618
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The future of disability in America will depend on how well the U.S. prepares for and manages the demographic, fiscal, and technological developments that will unfold during the next two to three decades. Building upon two prior studies from the Institute of Medicine (the 1991 Institute of Medicine's report Disability in America and the 1997 report Enabling America), The Future of Disability in America examines both progress and concerns about continuing barriers that limit the independence, productivity, and participation in community life of people with disabilities. This book offers a comprehensive look at a wide range of issues, including the prevalence of disability across the lifespan; disability trends the role of assistive technology; barriers posed by health care and other facilities with inaccessible buildings, equipment, and information formats; the needs of young people moving from pediatric to adult health care and of adults experiencing premature aging and secondary health problems; selected issues in health care financing (e.g., risk adjusting payments to health plans, coverage of assistive technology); and the organizing and financing of disability-related research. The Future of Disability in America is an assessment of both principles and scientific evidence for disability policies and services. This book's recommendations propose steps to eliminate barriers and strengthen the evidence base for future public and private actions to reduce the impact of disability on individuals, families, and society.



Think College

Think College Author Meg Grigal
ISBN-10 1557669171
Release 2010
Pages 323
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As the Higher Education Opportunity Act opens the door to more options and supports, more and more students with intellectual disabilities are "thinking college." That means high schools, colleges, and universities must be fully prepared to meet the needs of students with disabilities--and this comprehensive resource is just what they need. Developed by two of the most respected experts on this hot topic, this book uncovers the big picture of today's postsecondary options and reveals how to support students with disabilities before, during, and after a successful transition to college. A critical resource for education professionals to read and share with families, Think College helps readers understand the three current models for postsecondary education (PSE): inclusive individual supports; substantially separate, noninclusive classes; and hybrid approaches overcome the common challenges and barriers to PSE for students with significant disabilities plan effective, person-centered transition services for high school students as they pursue PSE support students as they manage the practical aspects of a positive PSE experience connect students' PSE experiences directly to employment and their other individual life goals discover how exciting legislation and policy changes will affect future PSE options Throughout the book, vignettes and first-person narratives from students and families underscore the benefits and challenges of PSE, and detailed profiles of real programs illustrate what a wide range of postsecondary options look like. Readers will also get the helpful tools they need to create effective programs and ease students' transition to PSE, including a self-advocacy checklist, a program evaluation tool, sample student schedules, and a college-planning checklist for students and families. With this thorough guide to today's PSE options and tomorrow's possibilities, professionals will help students with intellectual disabilities take full advantage of their educational opportunities--and set the stage for a successful, fulfilling community life. Insights professionals need to help students access college coursework request accommodations work well with faculty set educational goals assess progress develop social relationships evaluate employment opportunities participate in work-based learning experiences secure paid employment and more



Autism Spectrum Disorders Practical Overview For Pediatricians An Issue of Pediatric Clinics E Book

Autism Spectrum Disorders  Practical Overview For Pediatricians  An Issue of Pediatric Clinics   E Book Author Dilip R Patel
ISBN-10 9781455743025
Release 2012-02-28
Pages 245
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The Guest Editors have assembled expert authors to cover the full clinical span of the topic autism and autism spectrum disorders. An historical perspective of the evolution of the disorder opens the issue. Next, comprehensive coverage is given to an article on the definitions, diagnostic criteria, and clinical features of autism spectrum disorders. Other articles in the issue cover the relevant topics like epidemiology, genetic syndromes and genetic testing, early diagnosis and diagnostic evaluation, and neuroimaging and neurochemistry of autism. Authors also present information on tsocial skills for the autistic child, behavioral interventions, and transitioning the autistic child into adulthood, to name a few. This issue should be very well received by pediatricians.



Evidence Based Instructional Strategies for Transition

Evidence Based Instructional Strategies for Transition Author David W. Test
ISBN-10 1598571923
Release 2011-09-21
Pages 146
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Meet the critical requirements of IDEA's Indicator 13 and prepare students with significant disabilities for a smooth transition to adulthood. This how-to guide is packed with practical strategies, tools, checklists, and lesson plans for teaching key skil



Video Modeling for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Video Modeling for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Author Sarah Murray
ISBN-10 9781849059008
Release 2012-09-01
Pages 144
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This book provides step-by-step guidance for using innovative video modeling techniques to support the development of young children with autism spectrum disorders. It shows how to film personalized videos that highlight the exact skill that is being taught and how to incorporate these videos into the child's daily routine to encourage learning.



Leverage Leadership

Leverage Leadership Author Paul Bambrick-Santoyo
ISBN-10 9781118238929
Release 2012-06-06
Pages 416
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Paul Bambrick-Santoyo (Managing Director of Uncommon Schools) shows leaders how they can raise their schools to greatness by following a core set of principles. These seven principles, or "levers," allow for consistent, transformational, and replicable growth. With intentional focus on these areas, leaders will leverage much more learning from the same amount of time investment. Fundamentally, each of these seven levers answers the core questions of school leadership: What should an effective leader do, and how and when should they do it. Aimed at all levels of school leadership, the book is for any principal, superintendent, or educator who wants to be a transformational leader. The book includes 30 video clips of top-tier leaders in action. These videos bring great schools to you, and support a deeper understanding of both the components of success and how it looks as a whole. There are also many helpful rubrics, extensive professional development tools, calendars, and templates. Explores the core principles of effective leadership Author's charter school, North Star Academy in Newark, New Jersey, received the highest possible award given by the U.S. Department of Education; the National Blue Ribbon Print version includes an instructive DVD with 30 video clips to show how it looks in real life. E-book customers: please note that details on how to access the content from the DVD may be found in the e-book Table of Contents. Please see the section: "How to Access DVD Contents" Bambrick-Santoyo has trained more than 1,800 school leaders nationwide in his work at Uncommon Schools and is a recognized expert on transforming schools to achieve extraordinary results.



Assessing Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students

Assessing Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students Author Robert L. Rhodes
ISBN-10 1606237438
Release 2005-04-04
Pages 234
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This is the first book to present a practical, problem-solving approach and hands-on tools and techniques for assessing English language learners and culturally diverse students in K-12 settings. It meets a crucial need among practitioners and special educators working in today's schools. Provided are research-based, step-by-step procedures for conducting effective interviews with students, parents, and teachers; making the best use of interpreters; addressing special issues in the prereferral process; and conducting accurate, unbiased assessments of academic achievement, intellectual functioning, language proficiency, and acculturation. Among the book's special features are reproducible worksheets, questionnaires, and checklists--including several in both English and Spanish--in a ready-to-use, large-size format. This book is in The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series, edited by T. Chris Riley-Tillman.



Life Beyond the Classroom

Life Beyond the Classroom Author Paul Wehman
ISBN-10 1598572326
Release 2012-07-01
Pages 584
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Get the fully revised fifth edition of the landmark transition textbook—now updated with new chapters on current topics, all the latest best practices and research, more practical strategies, and an unrivaled package of multimedia instructor material