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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.



The Essential Guide to Safe Travel Training for Children with Autism and Intellectual Disabilities

The Essential Guide to Safe Travel Training for Children with Autism and Intellectual Disabilities Author Desirée Gallimore
ISBN-10 9781784505424
Release 2017-03-21
Pages 216
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For those growing up with an intellectual disability or autism, comfortable, safe and independent travel will prove an invaluable life skill. The key to pursuing fulfilling work and leisure activities and developing as an individual, it also brings a liberating level of self-sufficiency and reassurance of equality within society. Arriving at this goal can be daunting. Dr Gallimore's straightforward five-step system will guide parents and professionals through successful training for children of any age and ability. Focusing on understanding each child's individual goals and challenges, it gives you the 'ingredients' needed to fully prepare for each journey in advance, and shows how to judge when to step back and let the child progress alone. Addressing specific fears and obstacles that make travel difficult for children with learning difficulties, it sets out all the precautions necessary to safeguard children and others as they learn to reach their chosen destinations. Clear-cut and far-reaching, this book is enriched by Dr Gallimore's extensive experience as a psychologist, mobility specialist and travel-trainer. It is a heartening resource and will be necessary reading for anyone working with a child to get them on their path to independent travel.



Autism Spectrum Disorder and the Transition Into Secondary School

Autism Spectrum Disorder and the Transition Into Secondary School Author Marianna Murin
ISBN-10 9781784502621
Release 2016-01-21
Pages 208
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An effective evidence-based programme, this practical handbook provides everything schools need to make the transition from primary to secondary school as smooth and successful as possible for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The first part of the book explains how to create individualised transition plans for each child, and describes how school staff can collaborate successfully with parents and carers. Part two contains a wealth of practical, photocopiable resources for use directly with pupils on the autism spectrum that help to address their most frequent support needs, including sensory sensitivities, anxiety issues and difficulties with planning and organisation. The resources can be used in a pick and choose way based on the individual needs of the child. Developed and trialled extensively by the Social Communication Disorders Clinic at Great Ormond Street Hospital, this handbook will be an invaluable resource for SENCOs, teachers, autism support workers, educational psychologists and other professionals working with pupils with ASD.



Preparing Students with Disabilities for College Success

Preparing Students with Disabilities for College Success Author Stan F. Shaw
ISBN-10 1598570161
Release 2010
Pages 293
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Outlines the challenges people with disabilities face when they enter higher education, and offers practical solutions for helping them develop the academic and social skills that can provide for a healthy transition to college.



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.



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.



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.



Guiding Your Teenager with Special Needs through the Transition from School to Adult Life

Guiding Your Teenager with Special Needs through the Transition from School to Adult Life Author Mary Korpi
ISBN-10 1846427274
Release 2007-11-15
Pages 144
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When teenagers with special needs transition from school to adult life, both they and their families are faced with many new decisions and challenges. This book provides advice and information to help families prepare for that transition, and make it happen as smoothly and seamlessly as possible. Mary Korpi recognizes the impact of this changeover period and emphasises the need for young adults to be included in all decisions and discussions about their future, thereby developing self-advocacy skills. The first part of the book explains how families can adapt everyday routines to develop the young adult's essential life skills. The second part provides information on programs and support services, and stresses the importance of devising an effective transition plan to help teenagers explore avenues suited to their personal goals and abilities. This is invaluable reading for families of teenagers with disabilities who are preparing to move on from school life.



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.



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.



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.



Successful Transition Programs

Successful Transition Programs Author John McDonnell
ISBN-10 9781412993111
Release 2009-02-27
Pages 416
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Addressing the full range of curricular and instructional issues that face professionals working in middle school, high school, and post-high school programs, Successful Transition Programs: Pathways for Students With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Second Edition is the most relevant text available for teachers and administrators. Authors John McDonnell and Michael L. Hardman take the position that the most effective transition programs are those that cumulatively build on the capacity of students for employment, community living, and citizenship. Key Features and Benefits Covers systematic transition planning, employment preparation, participation in the general education curriculum, instruction in community settings, and preparing students to live as independently as possible Aligns with recommended practice in the field and with federal legislation governing educational and community service programs Contains ecological curriculum models for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities Includes focus review questions, real-life example windows, and point/counterpoint boxes from key researchers on controversial issues to help readers connect the book's concepts with the typical needs of students



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.



Transitions to Adulthood for Youth with Disabilities Through an Occupational Therapy Lens

Transitions to Adulthood for Youth with Disabilities Through an Occupational Therapy Lens Author Debra Stewart
ISBN-10 1617110132
Release 2012-09-01
Pages 160
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There has been a shift in thinking in recent years toward addressing the multiple transitions that youth with disabilities experience as they enter adulthood. Transitions to Adulthood for Youth With Disabilities Through an Occupational Therapy Lens explores a developmental lifecourse approach in relation to current occupational therapy models of practice. In Transitions to Adulthood for Youth With Disabilities Through an Occupational Therapy Lens, Debra Stewart and 10 contributors provide occupational therapists with the theoretical and practical knowledge needed for evidence-based services and supports to youth with lifelong disabilities during the transition to adulthood. Features: · Connects theory to practice by examining the transition to adulthood for youth with disabilities through a conceptual lens · Detailed description and clinical application of the McMaster Lens for Occupational Therapists© · Five chapters dedicated to different perspectives on transitions to adulthood for those with a physical disability, learning disability, developmental disability, mental illness, or chronic illness/obesity · Five areas of occupational performance relevant to adult transitions which include postsecondary education, employment, community involvement, independent living, and socialization/leisure In this text, a framework of a lens connects theory and practice in a simple and effective way. An extensive review of current evidence about the transition to adulthood for youth with disabilities is provided, including theoretical concepts, models, and recent research findings. The final chapter presents recommendations for future occupational therapy practice, education, and research in this field. Instructors in educational settings can visit www.efacultylounge.com for additional material to be used for teaching in the classroom. Transitions to Adulthood for Youth With Disabilities Through an Occupational Therapy Lens will be a pivotal resource for occupational therapy students in entry level and graduate programs, as well as faculty, researchers, and practicing clinicians working with adolescents and young adults.



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.



The Way to Work

The Way to Work Author Richard G. Luecking
ISBN-10 1557668981
Release 2009
Pages 223
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Practical, research-based book specifically for teachers that offers a new view of innovative employment strategies for transitioning youth with disabilities.



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