Most of these materials are on the transition to adulthood, but some materials address transition between infant programs and school. For more details and availability: Search the Library Catalog on the Web

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Book cover. 618.9285882 SicileAdolescents on the autism spectrum : a parent's guide to the cognitive, social, physical and transition needs of teenagers with autism spectrum disorders / Chantal Sicile-Kira. A Perigee Book, 2006. Description: "... a complete guide to the cognitive, emotional, social, and physical needs of preteens and teenagers with autistic disorders, ranging from the relatively mild Asperger's Syndrome to more severe ability impairment. Using clear examples, practical advice, and supportive insights, this book covers: health risks such as seizures and depression; treatments, therapies, and teaching strategies; teaching skills to cope with puberty, self-care, and social skills; teenage emotions, sexuality, appropriate relationships, and dating; middle school, high school, and developing an Individual Educational Program (IEP); preparing for life after high school."
Book cover. REF 362.4084 AlaskaAlaska transition handbook : pathway to adulthood & employment. State of Alaska, Department of Health & Social Services, Governor's Council on Disabilities & Special Education, 2018. Description: "Employment is most certainly an achievable outcome for everyone. Many individuals and families are afraid of losing vital benefits or do not completely understand what is available to make employment dreams a reality. This guide has been created to help individuals, families, providers and caregivers understand and navigate the resources and services available in Alaska in order to successfully achieve competitive, inclusive employment." You can find this title online here:
Book cover. AI Reserve AV 331.7020875 AspergAsperger syndrome [videorecording (DVD)] : transition to college and work. Coulter Video, 2001. Description: Details how people with Asperger's syndrome prepare for college or find and hold a job. With college preparation checklist. Includes interviews with Peter Gerhardt, Ed. D., and Ann Binder and Mary Beth Berry, special needs providers.
Book cover. DB 371.26 AssessAssessing the transition needs of young adults with dual sensory and multiple impairments / Jane M. Everson. GLARCDB, c1996. Description: A manual to guide IEP/transition planning teams in assessing the transition needs of individuals with dual sensory and multiple impairments between the ages of 15 and their mid-20s. ... the examples and resources in this manual are designed to enhance transitional services for young adults with dual vision and hearing impairments and additional disability labels,... the assessment progress described in this manual may be applied to youth with any disability level.
Book cover. AI Reserve 302.14 ConnectionsAttainment's Connections in the workplace : social skills reader / written by June Stride ; illustrated by Anthony Zammit. Attainment Company, c2008. 2 books and 2 CD-ROMs Description: "Connections in the workplace was written to connect special education readers to on-the-job expectations and situations, related vocabulary building and social skill development needed to negotiate real life challenges"--Page 8 (Teacher's guide). [vol. 1]. Attainment's Connections in the workplace -- [vol. 2]. Attainment's Connections in the workplace. Teacher's guide.
DVD cover. AI Reserve AV 331.594 JobCoachAttainment's job coaching strategies [videorecording (DVD)] / with Steve Tenpas. Attainment Co., c2002. Description: Focuses on the successful supported employment of Nick, a young man with multiple disabilities. His accomplishments, and the techniques used to facilitate them, are detailed by his job coach, parents, and Steve Tenpas.
Book cover. AI Reserve 428.4 LearningAttainment's learning to work : a collection of stories about life and work / Caroline Ramsey Musselwhite, Laurel Beck Richardson. Attainment Co., c2009. 1 book and 1 CD-ROM. Description: "... provides engaging and age-appropriate reading material for adolescents and young adults who do not read conventionally. The 18 photo-illustrated stories are intended to be read with a partner, a same-age peer who is reading at grade level, a teacher or a parent. The work-themed stories feature a simple, consistent structure using repetitive phrases and sentences to help students focus on the text. Photos correspond closely to the stories' content. The primary characters are people with disabilities shown in actual work settings: a medical facility, a garden center, and a fast food restaurant. An activity page encourages readers to talk about their own experiences using a review-and-discuss format. A comprehensive Instructor's Guide is included as a PDF on the CD. The Guide describes the research-based framework and features additional activity pages. Also on the CD is a PDF of the 18 stories, plus a Classroom License that lets you print out stories for each student."--publisher's website.
Book cover. AI Reserve 371.90474 GlisanAttainment's life skill lessons : 650 ready-to-use transition activities / Ellen McPeek Glisan. Attainment Co., c2008. Description: "The Life Skill Lessons curriculum provides a method of inserting important life skills instruction into any academic curriculum with minimal interference."--Page 4. Also: Attainment's aligning life skills to academics : worksheet directory : math, social studies, science/health, language arts : 650 transition worksheets / Ellen McPeek Glisan. Attainment Co., c2008. Description: "Collection of 650 worksheets that support life skill activities and align with math, science/health, social studies, and language arts curriculum areas. Depending on an individual student's needs these materials can be used to supplement regular class activities or can provide the core material for an academic class focused primarily on life skill transition objectives"--Title page verso.
Book cover. AI Reserve 302.14 SocialAttainment's Social competency in the community : Do the right thing. Teacher's guide / written by June Stride ; illustrated by Anthony Zammit. Attainment Company, c2009. 2 volumes + 2 CD-ROMs (1 has PDF versions; 2 has software) Description: " ... a social skills reader designed and developed to assist young adults resolve relevant every day community dilemmas"--Page 7 (Teacher's guide). Do the Right Thing Student Reader has 25 stories featuring Maria, Bianca, Alan and Jerome as primary protagonists. Each 6-page story begins with a vocabulary glossary and ends with comprehension questions. Engaging and realistic illustrations support the story line. Text is written in a clear, easy-to-read style, with no more than 100 words per page. Stories can be read aloud in class or students can tackle them independently. Topics include: stranger danger, hospital visit, dealing with an accident and preparing for a social event. A contemporary language arts curriculum for transition age students with a Student Reader, corresponding Teacher's Guide with PDF and Do the Right Thing Software that reads the stories aloud to students. The software includes many other features including text highlighting, vocabulary word definitions, testing and a management system. ... provides several additional worksheets per story that assess comprehension, vocabulary and the understanding of the underlying social skills. Use the PDF on the CD for easy printouts of activity pages and full-color stories.+--publisher website.
Book cover. AI Reserve 616.85882 SenatorAutism adulthood : strategies and insights for a fulfilling life / Susan Senator. Skyhorse Publishing, 2016. Description: "Autism Adulthood features thirty interviews with autistic adults, their parents, caregivers, researchers, and professionals. Each vignette reveals firsthand a family’s challenge, their circumstances, their thought processes, and their unique solutions, and plans of action. Sharing the wisdom that emerges from parents’ and self-advocates’ experiences, Senator adds her own observations and conclusions based on her long-term experience with autism. Told in Senator’s trademark warm, honest, and approachable style, Autism Adulthood paints a vivid and thought-provoking picture of many people grappling with grown-up, real-life autism. Senator’s is the only book of its kind, as real families share their stories and their creative solutions,"
Book cover. AI Reserve 372.94 WehmanAutism and the transition to adulthood : success beyond the classroom / Paul Wehman, Marcia Datlow Smith, and Carol Schall. P.H. Brookes, 2009. Description: "Autism diagnoses in young children increased dramatically in the 1990s—and now those children are young adults on the verge of a challenging transition to the real world. Every school and program will be ready to help with this groundbreaking practical guide, straight from the author of the acclaimed bestseller Life Beyond the Classroom and two community- based autism experts. Professionals who work with young adults will get hard-to-find information on how specific social, behavioral, and cognitive characteristics of people with autism affect the transition to adulthood, exploring potential challenges and traits that can be powerful assets. Then they'll get a complete guide that walks them through every aspect of transition planning, including planning for employment and postsecondary education: conducting skillful assessment to determine a young person's individual career goals, job- related strengths, and independent living skills ; using well-designed instructional supports, routines, and spaces in inclusive classrooms ; implementing positive behavior support to help young adults with autism succeed in school and at work ; providing community-based instruction at naturally occurring times, so it's easier for students to learn and generalize new skills ; showing students and their families how to make the most of SSA disability benefits ; assisting students with college preparation, from choosing a college to managing academic and social demands ; using supported and/or customized employment strategies to help young people establish satisfying careers that play to their strengths ; helping young people develop critical life skills they'll use across settings ; unlocking the benefits of community services and programs, such as vocational rehabilitation programs and Centers for Independent Living"
Book cover. 371.94 BrueyThe autism transition guide : planning the journey from school to adult life / Carolyn Thorwarth Bruey & Mary Beth Urban. Woodbine House, 2009. Description: This must-have transition planning resource provides ideas and strategies to prepare students with autism for life beyond high school.
Book cover. AV 371.94 BestKeptBest kept secret [videorecording (DVD)]/ directed by Samantha Buck ; produced by Danielle DiGiacomo ; written by Zeke Farrow, Samantha Buck, Francisco Bello ; co-produced by Samantha Buck, Zeke Farrow. BKS Film, 2013. Description: JFK High School, located in a run-down area in Newark, New Jersey, is a public school for all types of students with special education needs. Janet Mino has taught her class of young men with autism for four years. When they all graduate, they will leave the security of the public school system forever. Best Kept Secret follows Ms. Mino and her students over the year and a half before graduation. The clock is ticking to find them a place in the adult world--a job or rare placement in a recreational center--so they do not end up where their predecessors have, sitting at home, institutionalized, or on the streets. A documentary about transition.
Book cover. 371.90474 BlueprBlueprints for success : mentoring models / Equity Outreach Project. Montana State University Billings, Montana Cener on Disabilities, 2008. Description: Book and CD. Contents on CD (in PDF format): Module 1. Policies and introduction -- Module 2. Self-advocacy -- Module 3. Self-determination -- Module 4. Career exploration and non-traditional careers -- Module 5. Work preparedness and networking.
Book cover. ASMT 371.9 Brigan TSABrigance transition skills activities. Curriculum Associates, 2012. Description: Lessons aligned with IDEA transition planning guidelines and key skill areas assessed in the TSI, including Post-Secondary Opportunities (both education/training and employment), Independent Living, and Community Participation.
Book cover. ASMT 362.4 Brigan TSITransition skills inventory. Curriculum Associates, 2010. Description: " ... research-based, age-appropriate assessments that support formal transition planning for students with special needs preparing for life after high school."--p. 8.
Book cover. 371.912 PriceCO.A.C.H. : self advocacy and transition skills for secondary students who are deaf or hard of hearing / Lynne H. Price. LH Price, 2014. Description: The transition from high school to college is a significant turning point in life, but it can come with unique challenges if you are a student who is blind or visually impaired. The revised and updated College Bound helps students prepare for their new life in college, develop useful skills, and negotiate for and coordinate appropriate services. This large-print, full-color guide also includes strategies for organization, time management, research, studying, and self-advocacy. You’ll also find information about college application procedures, navigating the web, and assistive technology. College Bound provides a roadmap for a successful journey through college life.
Book cover. 378.198 TriefCollege bound : a guide for students with visual impairments / Ellen Trief, Ed. D. AFB Press, American Foundation for the Blind, [2017] Description: The transition from high school to college is a significant turning point in life, but it can come with unique challenges if you are a student who is blind or visually impaired. The revised and updated College Bound helps students prepare for their new life in college, develop useful skills, and negotiate for and coordinate appropriate services. This large-print, full-color guide also includes strategies for organization, time management, research, studying, and self-advocacy. You’ll also find information about college application procedures, navigating the web, and assistive technology. College Bound provides a roadmap for a successful journey through college life.
Book cover. 371.91 PieranComplete guide to special education transition services : ready-to-use help and materials for successful transitions from school to adulthood / Roger Pierangelo, Rochelle Crane. Center for Applied Research in Education, 1997. Description: This book is intended to provide a comprehensive guide to the transition of students from special education programs into adulthood. The 13 chapters address the following specific issues, with sample sub-topics indicated in parentheses: (1) fundamentals of transition services (self-determination, importance of keeping records); (2) transitional Individualized Education Plans (who determines what services are needed, adult service providers, and a transition planning timeline); (3) vocational education planning (assessments, rehabilitation services, supported employment, employment rights); (4) living arrangements (residential models, housing subsidies, respite care); (5) transportation concerns (travel training, paratransit systems); (6) recreational and leisure options (mastering leisure skill activities and leisure resources); (7) social skills (acquiring social skills, fostering relationships); (8) sexual issues (sexuality education, how particular disabilities affect sexuality); (9) communication and assistive technology (computer access, current technologies for specific impairments); (10) postsecondary educational options (financial aid, accommodations for specific disabilities, distance learning); (11) estate planning for parents (guardianship, the letter of intent, and wills); (12) insurance issues for parents (insurance policies, Medicare and Medicaid); and (13) financial concerns (Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability Insurance). Twelve appendices provide a comprehensive directory of additional resources. (DB)
Book cover. 362.4048083 ZeitliCoping in young children : early intervention practices to enhance adaptive behavior and resilience / Shirley Zeitlin and G. Gordon Williamson. Brookes, 1994. Description: Early intervention professionals will turn to this informative book for a deeper understanding of how young children cope or adjust to the stresses of daily living. Based on the premise that effective coping facilitates effective learning, this essential guide explains how to integrate a child's developmental skills with daily functional living. Step by step, this comprehensive guide shows how to assess coping behaviors, develop coping-oriented IFSPs through collaborative decision making implement individualized intervention strategies, and support parent-selected activities that enhance coping abilities. Also included are detailed case examples, sample forms, and well-organized charts—all designed to help support the efforts of those serving young children.
371.90474 Do-IT series.Do-IT series. Description: Two books and 9 DVDs describe practices to help students transition from high school to college. Discusses careers, self-determination, technology and more.
Book cover. 371.9044 BrowderCurriculum and assessment for students with moderate and severe disabilities / Diane M. Browder. Guilford Press, 2001. Description: ... a complete guide to designing and implementing personalized curricula for students with moderate and severe disabilities. The author delineates a comprehensive assessment model that provides a framework for pinpointing educational priorities, planning instructions in specific areas, and evaluating student progress. Emphasizing the values of self-determination, family-centered planning, multicultural awareness, and educational accountability, the strategies presented are teacher-friendly and data-based. Case studies in every chapter illustrate the educational needs and accomplishments of students with a variety of disabilities, including autism, mental retardation, severe behaviour disorders, and multiple disabilities. Further enhancing the practical utility of the volume are sample assessment notes, reports, and instruction plans; inventories of key skills in different domains; and descriptions of commercially available instructional resources.
Book cover. 371.9 ThomaDemystifying transition assessment / by Colleen A. Thoma, Ph. D., Department of Special Education and Disability Policy, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, and Ronald Tamura, Ph. D., Department of Special Education and Reading Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven. Paul Brookes, 2013. Description: This practical guide demystifies the what, when, why, and how of collecting transition assessment data-and using the results to help students with disabilities prepare for adulthood. Includes ready-to-use sample forms and a quick-reference guide to more than 90 transition assessments and which areas they assess. You'll also follow cases studies of a teacher and two students navigating the transition assessment process, and you'll get sample forms for assessing student skills and goals, enhancing transition IEPs, helping students plan for college and employment and much more. --Provided by publisher.
Book cover. 618.92858842 SimonsThe down syndrome transition handbook : charting your child's course to adulthood / Jo Ann Simons. Woodbine House, 2010. Description: "...helps parents prepare their child for independent adult life. It's full of practical tips and step-by-step instructions to help families envision their child's future, develop a transition plan, and implement it. There's also a wealth of information about adults in their twenties or thirties living at home who are still struggling with finding a job, locating housing, or establishing a meaningful life in their community, and who could achieve more independence with the right guidance and supports."--publisher's website.
Book cover. AI Reserve 371.94 WehmanEssentials of transition planning / Paul Wehman. PH Brookes, 2011. Description: For young people with disabilities, crossing the bridge to adulthood will be empowering instead of intimidating-when their support teams know the essentials of effective transition planning. Now all the fundamentals of well-crafted transition plans are collected in one concise quick-guide, straight from one of the top authorities on helping young people live fulfilling adult lives. The keystone of an innovative new series of practical transition guides, this down-to-earth guidebook is a must for educators, service providers, and all others navigating the complex process of transition planning. With their clear research-based guidance, vivid examples, and ready-to-use checklists and tools, Paul Wehman and a select group of expert contributors help readers: plan transition at both individual and community levels; develop individualized curricula; strengthen students' academic and functional skills; improve access to the general curriculum; write and implement effective transition IEPs; overcome barriers to service coordination; engage students with more significant support needs; make the most of community agencies and resources; determine eligibility for vocational services and funding; choose from vocational support service delivery models; support students who pursue higher education; conduct assessment and ongoing monitoring of student progress; promote family involvement; understand relevant law and policy. To make key concepts come to life, the book gives readers realistic case studies of students with a range of disabilities, analyzing both success stories and situations in which a different approach could have led to better outcomes. And with the "fast facts" in every chapter, readers will have quick insights from current research to inform their students' transition plans. An invaluable one-stop guide to the basics of transition planning, this book is a must-own for anyone supporting young people with disabilities as they navigate life beyond the classroom. Includes practical tools such as: "My Future" worksheet; Transition Planning checklist; Post-High School Services checklist; Academic and Career Plan form; Social Competencies worksheet; Employment Exploration activity form; College Discussion worksheet; Job Observational Self-Assessment form and more!
Book cover. 362.418 EvalsEvals [kit] evaluating visually impaired students using alternate learning standards emphasizing the expanded core curriculum. Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 2007. Description: Evaluation of students with visual impairments is a complex, multi-faceted process of gathering information using appropriate tools & techniques. Informal evaluation should be considered an essential supplement to the use of formal measures and published instruments. In order to determine curricular focus and plan effective instructional programming for students, the staff must know a student's levels of functioning in all areas of academic and unique need. By conducting appropriate evaluations, students' specific needs related to accessing the general curriculum, as well as the areas identified in the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC) can be identified. EVALS is a 5-part set which is contained in a convenient file box with a handle and snap tight buckle. It will include: Two books of evaluations for the ECC areas ; One book of evaluations for academic subject areas for Practical Academics and Basic Skills students ; Independent Living Skills Assessment and On-going Evaluation ; TAPS Comprehensive Assessment and On-going Evaluation. Many of the evaluations have been aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) -- Website
Book cover. AI Reserve 649.154 StillmThe everything parent's guide to children with Asperger's syndrome : help, hope, and guidance / William Stillman. Adams Media, 2005. Description: While children with Asperger's are generally of average or above average intelligence, they experience challenges with social skills, communication, and coordination, among other issues. The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Asperger's Syndrome is an informative resource that helps parents to recognize areas in which their child needs support. Filled with helpful hints and practical guidance, this authoritative work is designed to provide parents with the latest information on the best treatments and therapies available, education options, and ways to make life easier for parent and child on a day to day basis. Parents learn how to begin the process of seeking diagnosis, introduce their child to social settings, build positive relationships inside and outside the family unit, prepare their child for adolescence and adulthood.
DVD cover. AV 371.9 ChenThe first IEP [videorecording (DVD)] : parent perspectives / Deborah Chen, Annie Cox. PH Brookes, 2005. Description: First step in the IEP process, this DVD facilitates collaboration between professionals and parents as they help young children make the critical transition from early intervention to preschool. Guiding parents and training new and future practitioners, this resource answers common questions and concerns about IEPs, gives viewers an accurate picture of the process, and promotes dialogue between families and professionals.
Book cover. AI Reserve 616.8588320092 SapersteinGetting a life with Asperger's : lessons learned on the bumpy road to adulthood / Jesse A. Saperstein. First ed. Penguin Group, 2014. Description: "Author, speaker, and autism advocate Jesse A. Saperstein knows a lot about living with Asperger's. Diagnosed at the age of fourteen, Jesse has struggled, triumphed, flubbed, soared, educated, and inspired. Along the road to adulthood, he has learned many lessons the hard way. In this honest and engaging book, he offers a guided tour of what he's learned about getting along with others, managing emotions, succeeding in school and work, building relationships, and more. Among his Asperger's Rules are: - Clean Up Your Own Mess (including but not limited to credit card debt, out-of-control collections, and your cesspool of a room) - You Can't Bail Out the Titanic with a Wineglass (or change the world of online dating) - Serving as a Role Model to the Next Generation of Asperger's Syndrome - Navigating the Challenges of College and the Unrelenting Storm of Transition - The Road to Catastrophe Is Paved with Good Intentions (understanding how others perceive you, even if they're wrong) - WIN: Work Is Necessary (you are talented enough to maintain employment even if your options are not ideal) - Confronting Memories of Bullying and Showing Mercy Toward Yourself Heartfelt, insightful, and generous, this book will enlighten and inform readers, whether they are on the autism spectrum or not."-- Provided by publisher.
Book cover. 613.7042 GoingGoing places : transition guidelines for community-based physical activities for students who have visual impairments, blindness, or deafblindness / Lauren J. Lieberman ... [et al.] American Printing House for the Blind, 2006. Description: Going Places is a resource guide for introducing teens and young adults to community-based, independent physical fitness activities. Designed to help foster independence and self-advocacy, it outlines a step-by-step process for choosing and participating in sports and other physical activities outside of school. Using the acronym PLACES, Going Places guides the user through this process: Preferences (what do you like to do?) ; Leisure, sport, and fitness activities (here's what you might do) ; Awareness (how can you find out where and how to do it?) ; Choices (how do you decide in what to participate?) ; Exploration (how can you get the most out of it?) ; Skill development (how can you get better at it?) With over 40 activities listed, the guide includes a description of the activity, modifications or accommodations that may be necessary, and suggestions for developing needed skills. For many activities a rating chart is included, offering evaluation for that activity on social, exertion, inclusiveness, and participation levels. Included throughout the guide are real-life stories from individuals who are visually impaired, blind, or deafblind who participate successfully in a sport or physical activity.Going Places meets the six national content standards on physical education established by the National Association for Sport & Physical Education (NASPE). In addition, Going Places contains specific advice and information for the user who is deafblind. Eight appendices include additional information on activities to do at home, nutrition, worksheets, and profiles of famous athletes who are visually impaired or blind.
Book cover. 371.90474 GoingGoing to college : expanding opportunities for people with disabilities / edited by Elizabeth Evans Getzel and Paul Wehman.PH Brookes, 2005. Description: A college education can open the door to greater participation in the workplace and community. ... readers will learn what they can do to make this crucial opportunity available to young people with a wide range of disabilities. Professionals who work in high schools and colleges&mash;including disability service coordinators, guidance counselors, administrators, and general and special educators—will use this important resource to help students make all of the necessary preparations, including selecting a college, applying, determining eligibility for services, and securing financial aid ; create welcoming college classrooms through the use of universally designed instructional strategies, assessment methods, and accommodations and supports ; address the specific needs of students who have psychiatric disabilities, learning disabilities and ADHD, and developmental disabilities ; promote the important concept of self- determination to aid students in their transition to college life and professional life learn students' rights and responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act help students practice for and make the transition to the working world, using resources such as internships, career centers, and business partnerships Filled with case studies, best practices, program guidelines, and strategies, this is a required resource for anyone who educates or coordinates services for individuals with disabilities. Readers will discover their part in helping young people gain access to a meaningful college education--;one that promotes independence and responsibility, sharpens social skills, and builds a strong foundation for a successful career.
Book cover. AI Reserve 649.151 ThompsonGrandparenting a child with special needs / Charlotte E. Thompson. Jessica Kingsley, 2009. Description: ... provides guidance on how to grandparent a child with special needs and give every grandchild the love and care they deserve and parents the added support they need. From coming to terms with a diagnosis, to helping with the transition from adolescence to adulthood, the book gives clear advice on grandparenting a child with special needs throughout their life. The author covers the medical, emotional and practical aspects of being a grandparent and explores important issues such as researching resources for specialized care, accessing financial and legal resources and, just as importantly, how to have fun and spend quality time with a grandchild with a disability. The book also addresses how to handle the diagnosis of a serious accident or progressive illness.
Book cover. 344.730791 CohenA guide to special education advocacy : what parents, clinicians, and advocates need to know / Matt Cohen. Jessica Kingsley, 2009. Contents: Introduction -- An overview of legal protections for children with disabilities -- Eligibility -- The evaluation and reevaluation process -- Free appropriate public education and the IEP process -- Special education and related services -- Least restrictive environment -- Private placement -- Behavior management and discipline -- Special issues concerning transition and graduation -- Procedural safeguards, mediation, and due process -- A comparison of the IDEA and Section 504 -- The psychology and politics of special education : a context -- How laws work : who has trump? -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Appendix A: Important Web sites -- Appendix B: Acronyms commonly used in special education -- Appendix C: Sample letters.
Book cover. 373.12913 HelpingHelping students graduate : a strategic approach to dropout prevention / edited by Jay Smink and Franklin P. Schargel. Eye On Education, c2004. Description: "This book describes the fifteen strategies identified through research reviewed by The National Dropout Prevention Center and Network at Clemson University. Each chapter in this book was written by a nationally recognized authority in that field. These fifteen strategies have been adopted by the U.S. Department of Education. They are applicable to all students, including students with disabilities."--Publisher's description.
Book cover. 362.40484 DastonHigh school transition that works! : lessons learned from Project SEARCH / by Maryellen Daston … Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., [2012] Description: Description: Obstacles to meaningful employment for people with disabilities -- The Project SEARCH model : a business-driven approach -- The Project SEARCH high school transition program -- Designing effective internships -- Project SEARCH is a collaborative model -- Expanding horizons : early life experiences that promote employability -- Complex and systematic jobs -- Job retention and career advancement -- Workplace conduct : Project SEARCH as a real-life learning laboratory -- Adapting the Project SEARCH model to different environments -- Where do we go from here?
Book cover. 371.94 SchettHomeschooling the child with autism : answers to the top questions parents and professionals ask / Patricia Schetter and Kandis Lighthall ; foreword by Jeanette McAfee. Jossey-Bass, 2009. Description: ... answers parents' and professionals' questions about teaching children with autism spectrum disorders at home. The book helps parents decide whether to homeschool and guides them through the process of beginning and maintaining an effective homeschool program. All the essential questions are addressed, such as: How do you know if homeschooling is right for you and your child? Which homeschool program is best for the child's learning style and needs? How should a family get started? What is the best way to address social, behavioral, and organizational skills when teaching a child with ASD? When should you transition back to a traditional public school setting? The book also contains tips and suggestions from real-life parents who have successfully homeschooled their children with ASD and includes lists of helpful resources for homeschoolers.
Book cover. AI Reserve 616.85882 OgletrHow to use augmentative and alternative communication / Billy T. Ogletree, Thomas Oren. PRO-ED, c2006. Contents: From the editor -- Introduction -- Overview of AAC and ASD -- AAC facts -- ASD and communication impairment -- What makes AAC a fit for persons with ASD? -- AAC and individuals with ASD -- Promoting effective practices -- Guiding principles -- Juan's AAC story -- Identification through early intervention -- Preschool to third grade -- The later school-aged period -- High school to adult transition -- Adulthood -- References -- About the editor and authors.
Book cover. ASMT 371.90473 ClarkInformal assessments for transition planning / Gary M. Clark, James R. Patton, L. Rozelle Moulton. Pro-Ed, 2000. Description: "... 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. This resource can be used as a way to extend and/or confirm information derived from the Transition Planning InventoryÐSecond Edition (TPI-2) or as a stand-alone material to do initial probes of strengths, preferences, interests, and needs that will engage students and parents in the process of self-assessment and planning for their IEP meetings."--publisher's website.
Book cover. AI Reserve 616.8588206 ParadizThe integrated self-advocacy ISA curriculum : a program for emerging self-advocates with autism spectrum and other conditions / Valerie Paradiz ; foreword by Stephen Shore. AAPC, 2009. Description: A curriculum to teach and practice self-advocacy skills for students with autism spectrum and related disorders. Specifically designed for middle-and-high school-aged students, young adults in transition, and adults with high-functioning autism and related conditions, it includes adaptation ideas for elementary-school students and other disability groups. 2 volumes, 1 CD.
Book cover. DB 362.41084 Mount or download here.It's never too early, it's never too late : a booklet about personal futures planning : for persons with developmental disabilities, their families and friends, case managers, service providers and advocates / written by Beth Mount and Kay Zwernik. Minnesota Governor's Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities, [1989]. Description: This booklet introduces personal futures planning as a problem-solving process and provides a rationale for using it and a basic understanding of its components. The first chapter overviews the process and compares this approach with methods that have been used in the past. The second chapter focuses on finding capacities in individuals and explains how the "capacity perspective" differs from a "deficiency perspective." The third chapter outlines how to plan a future and how to ensure that the plan will be implemented. Building a person-centered team to make connections in the community is the focus of chapter four. The final chapter compares the traditional Individual Habilitation Plan team approach to the Personal Futures Planning approach and demonstrates how they can be used in concert with each other.
Book cover. AI Reserve 371.94 LifeJourney TransitionLife journey through autism : a guide for transition to adulthood / by Danya International, Inc., Organization for Autism Research and Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center. Organization for Autism Research, c2006. Description: This guide from the Organization for Autism Research is designed to give teachers and other education professionals an introduction to autism, its characteristics, and some of the methods employed in the teaching of students with autism. Each of these topics could merit an entire volume of its own; therefore, this guide is intended to serve as a starting point for parents and educators as they seek to learn more. Use this link to access a PDF version of this book:
Book cover. KIT 646.79 LivingLiving on your own introductory kit. Attainment, 2015. Description: "... teaches a wide range of housekeeping activities and related interpersonal skills. Activities include the basics like setting the table and mopping the floor, outdoor maintenance, and living with roommates. The heavily illustrated Survival Guide features vocabulary, step-by-step activity sequences, comprehension quizzes, and photo essays featuring age appropriate models for these 34 activities: straightening up, emptying wastebaskets, sweeping/dusting, dust mopping, cleaning smudges, mopping the floor, sponge mopping, hand scrubbing, vacuuming floors, vacuuming carpets, vacuuming furniture, using a hand vacuum, watering plants, shaking rugs, cleaning windows, cleaning bathroom, cleaning shower/tub, cleaning toilet area, putting clothes away, changing the bed, doing dishes, cleaning after a meal, taking out garbage, doing laundry, indoor maintenance, caring for pets, outdoor maintenance, home safety issues, getting along with neighbors, having roommates, internet safety"--Publisher's website. Contents: Survival guide – reader – lesson plans – DVD.
Book cover. 362.4048 WalkerMake the day matter! : promoting typical lifestyles for adults with significant disabilities / Pamela M. Walker and Patricia Rogan with invited contributors. PH Brookes, 2007. Description: From the Publisher: Adults with disabilities enjoying active, rewarding, and meaningful daytimes in their communities-that's the reality when service providers and programs tap into innovative support strategies that really work. That's just what they'll do with this invaluable book, the first to compile all the best, most current knowledge on helping adults "make the day matter." A call to action and an in-depth guide to the most effective strategies, this illuminating resource gives service providers proven ideas for supporting adults with significant disabilities as they make a smooth transition from school to adult life; find or create employment that fits their goals and desires; pursue their individual interests and hobbies; participate in postsecondary education; develop social relationships and community connections; explore opportunities for paid self-advocacy and systems change work; maintain active, healthy lifestyles as they age. Throughout the book, detailed case stories from across the country combine with practical guidelines to show professionals how to replicate success stories in their own communities. And with the extensive discussion of organizational change, programs will have a blueprint they can use to make the critical shift from facility-based to community-based services.
Book cover. AI Reserve 371.4046 RollnickMotivational interviewing in schools : conversations to improve behavior and learning / Stephen Rollnick, Sebastian G. Kaplan, Richard Rutschman. The Guilford Press, 2016. Description: "The first teacher's guide to the proven counseling approach known as motivational interviewing (MI), this pragmatic book shows how to use everyday interactions with students as powerful opportunities for change. MI comprises skills and strategies that can make brief conversations about any kind of behavioral, academic, or peer-related challenge more effective. Extensive sample dialogues bring to life the "dos and don'ts" of talking to K-12 students (and their parents) in ways that promote self-directed problem solving and personal growth. User-friendly features include learning exercises and reflection questions; additional helpful resources are available at the companion website. Written for teachers, the book will be recommended and/or used in teacher workshops by school psychologists, counselors, and social workers. Subject Areas/Key Words: academic performance, adolescents, ambivalence, at-risk students, behavior problems, bullying, change, children, classroom management, classrooms, collaborative, communication, conversations, counseling, dropout prevention, elementary, engagement, families, family, guidance, interventions, MI, motivational interviewing, reflective listening, restorative discipline, schools, school psychology, secondary, social-emotional learning, teachers, teaching, techniques Audience: Classroom teachers, special educators, and administrators working with students ages 5-17 (grades K-12); will be recommended and/or used in teacher workshops by school psychologists, counselors, and social workers"-- Provided by publisher.
Book cover. 371.2912 TrautmMy new school : a workbook to help students transition to a new school / Melissa L. Trautman ; foreword by Brenda Smith Myles. AAPC, 2010. Description: "For many students with autism spectrum disorders, even relatively minor changes to their daily routines and schedules are overwhelming; imagine how traumatic moving to a new school would be! Written by somebody who truly knows kids, this interactive book addressed directly to the student takes a practical and honest approach to this anxiety-provoking subject by acknowledging the difficulties transferring to a new school can bring and engaging the students in a series of proactive activities designed to lessen his fears by resulting in tangible steps to take, to-do lists, checklists, etc. Whether the transfer is due to a typical transition between school levels, a family move, divorce or whatever, this book is sure to make the transition smoother."--Publisher's website.
Book cover. AI Reserve 618.92858832 BoydParenting a teen or young adult with Asperger syndrome (autistic spectrum disorder) : 325 ideas, insights, tips and strategies / Brenda Boyd. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2014. Description: Boyd presents practical ideas, insights, tips and strategies that address the complex issues parents face during this crucial period of transition for their child with Asperger Syndrome (Autistic Spectrum Disorder). The practical, bite-size suggestions focus on the vital importance of developing and nurturing an open and healthy relationship with your son or daughter. She addresses common problem areas such as social vulnerability and peer relationships, self-esteem, anxiety and coping with change.
Book cover. AI Reserve 618.9285882 AdamsParenting on the autism spectrum : a survival guide / Lynn Adams. 2nd ed. Plural Publishing, 2013. Description: "...offers a collection of practical, real-world information and insights to help parents do just that: plan for their child's needs. ... combines current research and literature reviews with the experiences gleaned by the author as she has worked with families impacted by ASD for the past twenty years. Most books on autism address school needs, but parents want to know how they can make their home lives most functional. This book provides that information, down to how to arrange rooms in the home for the most positive outcomes. This resource can also be used by professionals as they work with and support families with children on the autism spectrum. For the second edition, the author has updated the text and added content to make the book even more valuable to parents. New features include: a new chapter on children with the Asperger syndrome label ; a new chapter on young adulthood and transition issues ; more hands-on activities that will allow parents to help their children develop communication skills."
Book cover. 371.911 ParentA parents' guide to special education for children with visual impairments / Susan LaVenture, editor. AFB, 2007. Description: Special education services : what parents need to know / Susan LaVenture with Carol B. Allman -- Start at the beginning : the importance of early intervention / Mary Zabelski -- Assessment : identifying your child's needs / Jane N. Erin and Tami Sue Levinson -- The individualized education program : blueprint for services / Carol Allman -- Related services : addressing additional needs / Carol B. Allman -- Accommodations and adaptations : gaining access to the curriculum / Donna McNear -- From regular classroom to specialized programs : exploring the options for your child / Jane N. Erin -- Additional disabilities : special considerations for classroom and community / M. Beth Langley -- Transition : planning for the world beyond school / Karen E. Wolffe -- Negotiation and advocacy : parents as key players / Mary Zabelski.
Book cover. 371.4047 HughesPeer buddy programs for successful secondary school inclusion / Carolyn Hughes and Erik W. Carter. PH Brookes, 2008. Contents: Benefits of inclusion of all students. The importance of inclusion and student interaction. Legislative and policy initiatives supporting inclusion. Philosophical support for inclusion. Research basis for inclusion. Challenges to secondary school inclusion. Overview of the service-learning movement. What is a service-learning peer buddy program? -- What does a peer buddy program look like? Case example: the Metropolitan Nashville Peer Buddy Program. Program variations. How to use the rest of this book -- Laying the groundwork. Importance of establishing a base of support. Developing a credit service-learning course -- Recruiting participants. Encouraging student participation. Ways to recruit peer buddies. Strategies for screening students. Strategies for matching students -- Developing procedures and communicating expectations. Developing program implementation procedures. Communicating expectations to peer buddies through orientation sessions. Compiling peer buddy handbooks -- Supporting peer buddy participants. Addressing peer buddy support needs. Communicating with peer buddies. Helping peer buddies assist students with disabilities. Communicating with and supporting school staff. Showing appreciation for peer buddy program participants -- Implementing peer buddy programs inside and outside the classroom. Including students in general education classrooms. Including students in noninstructional school, extracurricular, and after-school activities. Including students in community-based instruction. Helping students make the transition from special to general education classrooms -- Evaluating, sustaining, and expanding a peer buddy program. Evaluating peer buddy programs and incorporating participant feedback. Working with advisory boards to sustain programs. Expanding a peer buddy program.
Book cover. 378.0087 KatoviThe power to spring up : postsecondary education opportunities for students with significant disabilities / Diana M. Katovitch. Woodbine House, 2009. Description: ...a guide to postsecondary education (PSE) opportunities and vocational and life skills training, is her answer to making sure they do. The Power to Spring Up makes it clear that education and learning after high school are both possible and beneficial for students with significant disabilities, giving them better job opportunities and more fulfilling lives. ... designed for students ages 14 and up with a variety of disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders (ASD), Down syndrome, and cerebral palsy, their families, advocates, and secondary school professionals. Beginning with the transition planning phase, Part One discusses the benefits of various programs and what special education law does and does not support as children move into adulthood. Part Two profiles a dozen specific programs to show the many different types of options, ranging from a modified academic program on a university campus, to a vocational residential program designed specifically for students with special needs. Readers learn what to look for and which kind of program is best suited to their child's or student's abilities. Part Three offers nitty-gritty advice to students, parents, and teachers on preparing for the demands of postsecondary education--everything from learning about and practicing self-advocacy skills and financial planning to the application process, and how to support a child while he or she is attending a PSE program. Not only does the author provide important practical information and guidance, she also inspires families, giving them renewed hope in their child s future and the possibilities for them to continue learning and gaining independence into adulthood.
Book cover. 371.90474 PreparPreparing students with disabilities for college success : a practical guide to transition planning / edited by Stan F. Shaw, Joseph W. Madaus, and Lyman L. Dukes, III. PH Brookes, 2010. Description: For students with mild to moderate, non-visible disabilities, navigating a college education without the support team they had in high school can be challenging. Help students become effective self-advocates and maximize their postsecondary possibilities with this cutting-edge book, which balances current research with the most practical guidance to date on this topic. Readers will discover how to: help students find the right college and navigate the admissions process ; teach students how to ask for what they need to succeed ; determine student eligibility for services and accommodations ; explain what the laws mean for students leaving high school ; provide comprehensive academic and behavioral supports ; implement school- wide supports that promote the development of students' academic and social skills within the general education curriculum ; work with families to foster effective transition planning ; equalize access and increase opportunities with self-determination ; select supportive technology. Readers will learn how early, coordinated, student-centered planning helps students develop the academic and personal skills required to successfully transition to college. User-friendly checklists, tip boxes, activities, and illustrative vignettes translate extensive research into immediate practice with students and families.
Book cover. 371.94 MorganPromoting successful transition to adulthood for students with disabilities / Robert L. Morgan, Tim Riesen. The Guilford Press, 2016. Description: "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"-- Provided by publisher."The purpose of this book is to describe issues, processes, and outcomes in the transition from special education to adulthood for youth with disabilities, with particular attention to (1) evidence-based, research-based, and promising practices in transition; (2) practices that can be implemented in schools and communities to improve post-school outcomes; and (3) methods for involving youth and their families as driving forces in transition"-- Provided by publisher.
Book cover. 616.85882 Palmer or EBOOKRealizing the college dream with autism or Asperger syndrome : a parent's guide to student success / Ann Palmer. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2006. Description: .. both a practical and a personal account of one ASD student's successful experience of going to college. This accessible book focuses on how to get there and stay there: deciding to go, how to get in and how to get the most out of it. Ann Palmer advises parents and professionals how to prepare the student for the transition from school and home life to a new environment and educational challenge, and how to support them through potential problems such as academic pressure, living away from home, social integration and appropriate levels of participation in college. She offers helpful strategies that will encourage and inspire parents and students and show that college can be a suitable option for students with an autism spectrum disorder, as well as the basis for a successful independent life later. This book is essential reading for any parent considering college as an option for their child, disability service providers in colleges and for ASD students themselves.
Book cover. AI Reserve 613.7 SafetySafety skills reader / Tom Kinney ; illustrated by Gabe Eltaeb. Attainment Co Inc, c2008. 1 book and 2 CD-ROMs [CD-ROM 1]: Contains a printable PDF file of the entire book. To view the PDF, you need Acrobat Reader. [CD-ROM 2]: Requires Windows 2000, 256 MB ram, 24 bit graphics.Mac OS 10.7 and higher. On disc: Win/Mac V. 2.4.4. Description: "... features 26 illustrated stories covering essential everyday safety skills. Each four- to six-page story is wonderfully illustrated in a graphic novel style using adult characters with text written at a 3rd grade reading level—making it ideal for transition students with development disabilities. Teachers can read the story to the class and students follow along in their own book. Stories end with study questions and basic vocabulary definitions. Story titles include: Pedestrian Safety -- Passenger Safety -- Bicycle Safety -- Getting Lost -- Work Safety -- Fire Safety -- Bathroom Safety -- Medicine Cabinet Safety -- Kitchen/Dinning Room Safety -- Mealtime -- Putting Food Away/Doing Dishes -- Doing Dishes by Hand -- Dishwasher Safety -- Clothes Washer/Dryer Safety -- Garbage Disposal Safety more."--publisher website.
Book cover. 371.94 SecondSecondary school success strategies for students with autism & Aspergers [videorecording (DVD)] / Geneva Centre for Autism ; Parashoot Productions, Inc. AAPC, 2008. Description: "Equipped with effective transition strategies and informal support systems, many students with Asperger Syndrome have demonstrated that secondary school can be a rich and productive experience! Success Strategies offers a practical framework of commonsense solutions for supporting students through such strategies as reduced course load, a designated place to de-stress, and the use of laptops and other technologies. These accommodations can mean the difference between opting out and thriving in secondary school and beyond"--Publisher's description.
Book cover. AI Reserve 618.9289820092 JacksonSex, drugs and Asperger's syndrome (ASD) : a user guide to adulthood / Luke Jackson ; foreword by Tony Attwood. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2016. Description: Luke Jackson's unabridged and sparkling sequel to his best-selling user guide to adolescence 'Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome' is the must-read handbook for teenagers and young adults on the autism spectrum. With devastating clarity, Luke focuses on the pitfalls involved in navigating the transition to adulthood, and the challenges of adult life. He covers everything from bullying and drugs to socialising, sex, negotiating relationships, and finding and keeping your first job.
Book cover. AI Reserve 362.4084 SteppingStepping out curriculum [kit] / Ilene M. Schwartz, Megan Best. Attainment Co., c2019. 1 facilitator's guide with 1 USB drive (reproducibles), 1 coin-flip booklet, 1 10 dollar book, 1 pocket book, 1 coin book cue, 1 (20-pack) cue card set, 1 workbook [textbook], 2 workbooks (sample consumables) + 1 Step Pad. Description: "... a comprehensive community-based instruction (CBI) curriculum that includes a task analysis for 18 community outings including grocery shopping, eating at restaurants, using the bank, and going to the movie theater. The included My Steps Workbook allows participants to practice prerequisite skills in the classroom before venturing out into the community. The worksheets can be easily photocopied or printed from the USB flash drive. Many of the worksheets in the Workbook include an enhanced version that can be used with the GoWorksheet Maker iPad App. When participants are ready to step out into the community, Stepping Out's innovative cue system provides visual support for using money, budgeting, transportation, and more! Twenty laminated cues are provided. The StepPad and the Stepping Out with the StepPad overlays serve as additional support tools. The StepPad is a powerful, yet easy-to-use device for people who have difficulty completing multi-step tasks independently. Directions that you record are played back in sequence, one step at a time, to prompt the user on what to do next. The accompanying overlays with scripts contain an activity sequence for each outing. The Facilitator's Guide provides scripted lessons for teaching prerequisite skills for outings, the integration of cues, and a task analysis for each of the 18 outings. Evidence-based strategies like model-lead-test and the system of least prompts are used throughout the curriculum. Teaching procedures and sample role plays are also embedded in the teaching scripts. In addition, outing checklists/data sheets are provided to assist in monitoring progress and promoting independence. Curriculum includes the Participant Workbook, 2 consumable Workbooks (Book 1 and Book 2), Facilitator's Guide with flash drive, the StepPad, cue cards with convenient pocket book, and related outing overlays."--publisher's website.
AI Reserve AV 616.8982 StraigStraight talk about autism [videorecording (DVD)] : with parents & kids / [IEP Resources] Attainment Company, 2008. Description: Features interviews with kids with autism and their parents. They examine the key issues encountered during childhood and adolescence. "Childhood issues" covers the difficulty of getting an accurate diagnosis, parental acceptance of the disability, dealing with communication deficits, and beginning school. "Adolescent issues" features hypersensitivities, splinter skills, teasing, Circle of Friends programs, social skills, school-to-work transition and independent living.
Book cover. AI Reserve 378.198 WolfStudents with Asperger syndrome : a guide for college personnel / Lorraine E. Wolf, Jane Thierfeld Brown, and G. Ruth Kukiela Bork ; foreword by Fred Volkmar, and Ami Klin. AAPC, 2009. Description: For many students with autism spectrum disorders, getting admitted to college is the easy part. Surviving and succeeding can be quite another, as these students transition into a system that is often unprepared to receive them. Accommodating students whose disabilities very likely fall in social and self regulatory areas is a particular challenge for disability services providers who are not used to reaching out into so many areas of student life. This comprehensive book offers disability services professionals practical strategies for accommodating and supporting students in all phases of college life and beyond.
Book cover. 372.218 PiantaSuccessful kindergarten transition : your guide to connecting children, families & schools / Robert C. Pianta, Marcia Kraft-Sayre. PH Brookes, 2003. Description: Perfect for preschool and kindergarten teachers, administrators, and family support specialists, this practical guide is built around a model that has been adopted in many diverse schools and communities. Step by step, the book helps professionals and caregivers develop a solid transition plan. Readers will learn how to form a collaborative team; foster strong social connections among children, families, and professionals; create a menu of transition activities that can be tailored to each child's needs; and establish a timeline for putting the transition plan into action. Implement the plan. Readers will discover how to anticipate barriers; keep families involved; and conduct ongoing assessment, evaluation, and revision of transition activities. ... Readers will learn from the experience of others with insight from real families, educators, and school personnel, plus sample menus of activities they can use in their own homes and classrooms.
DB 362.410835 SupportSupporting young adults who are deaf-blind in their communities : a transition planning guide for service providers, families and friends / edited by Jame M. Everson. PH Brookes, 1995. Description: A guide describing how to secure the necessary supports optimal health care, enhanced communication skills, and improved orientation and mobility and encouraging those involved in the transition process to move beyond traditional options. Emphasis is on individualized planning geared toward incorporating the individual's strengths, needs, and goals into a strategy for living in the community. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
Book cover. 371.94 EckenrTasks galore : for the real world / Laurie Eckenrode, Pat Fennell, and Kathy Hearsey. Tasks Galore, 2004. Description: A tool for preparing older elementary students, adolescents, and adults for independence in the home, school, community, workplace. Categories include domestic skills, vocational skills, independent living skills, job sites and school transition ideas.
DVD cover. AI Reserve AV 371.94 TEACCH TeachrTEACCH program for teachers [videorecording (DVD)] : treatment and education of autistic children in NC. WPS, 2002. Description: Shows the TEACCH program for autistic children developed by Eric Schopler in operation and demonstrates the emphasis on collaborations between professionals and parents. Deals with older children entering the school system. Curriculum emphasis is on functional education and survival skills that will allow them as adults to make a transition into the vocational world.
Book cover. AI Reserve ASMT 371.94 TTAP KitTEACCH transition assessment profile [kit] / Gary Mesibov ... [et al.] Pro-Ed, 2007. Description: "This comprehensive test was developed for adolescent and older children with autism spectrum disorders, particularly those with transitional needs."--Publisher's website.
Book cover. 372.21 PicaTeachable transitions : 190 activities to move from morning circle to the end of the day / Rae Pica ; [illustrations, Kathy Dobbs]. Gryphon House, 2003. Description: Turn everyday transitions into valuable learning experiences! As children pretend to trudge their way through knee-deep marshmallow fluff, or zoom around like a vacuum cleaner, even cleaning up the classroom becomes an enjoyable experience. Thanks to transitions that are both fun and educational, the minutes between planned activities become moments that children actually look forward to. With Teachable Transitions, each and every preschooler will be engaged and interested all day long! Filled with movement activities, games, fingerplays, chants, and songs, Teachable Transitions offers a variety of ways for your preschoolers to move through their day. Organized by categories such as "Arrival," "Outside," "Snacks & Lunch," and "Cleanup," each transition will hold the children's attention as they go from one activity to the next. The "Ready, Set, Go," format turns ordinary, everyday transitions into stress-free learning moments.
Book cover. 371.9 Rapp or EBOOK format (contact the librarian for access)Teaching everyone [electronic resource] : an introduction to inclusive education. Brookes. 2013. Description: Instructor materials available. Enhance your courses with student activities, discussion starters, instructor notes, Power Point slides, and more! The new generation of teachers needs a new kind of special education textbook-one that focuses on children, not labels. That's why Whitney Rapp & Katrina Arndt developed ... the first text that fully prepares teachers to see past disability labels and work with all students' individual needs and strengths. Accessible and forward-thinking, this inclusive special education text will get K-12 teachers ready to work effectively.
Book cover. 371.91 WehmayterTeaching self-determination to students with disabilities : basic skills for successful transition / Michael L. Wehmeyer and Martin Agran and Carolyn Hughes. PH Brookes, 1998. Description: "Here are versatile instructional methods for teaching basic self-determination skills to students with disabilities. Carefully developed, validated, and applied in classrooms, these techniques are field tested and proven to help students learn the specific skills they need for more satisfactory, self-directed life; skills like: decision making, problem solving, self-advocacy, self-management, self-awareness, goal setting, assertiveness. ... assists teachers in meeting IDEA requirements and planning transition programs according to student preferences. The abundant hands-on activities provide a variety of ways to promote autonomous behavior and reinforce the learning and practice of self-realization ... ."
Book cover. 371.90473 GrossiTeaching transition skills in inclusive schools / Teresa Grossi, Ph. D. and Cassandra M. Cole, Ed. D, Indiana Institute on Disability and Community Indiana University Blooming. PH Brookes, 2013. Description: "... introduces a unified framework for transition services in an integrated, cohesive process that gets all students ready for college, careers and citizenship. With six model lesson plans aligned with Common Core State Standards this guidebook helps educators and transition specialists make key improvements to transition services and instructional practices. You'll learn the basics of : raising expectations for all students through rigorous, personalized, and standards-based instruction ; improving access to the general curriculum for students with special needs ; developing meaningful transition IEPs based on students' strengths, preferences, and needs ; blending quality transition services and quality instructional practices into one integrated approach ; weaving in additional adaptations and accommodations for students with more significant support needs ; connecting academic content to practical, real-world contexts. To help you strengthen your practices right away, you'll get practical tips and activities, specific examples of embedding transition skills into good classroom instruction, and recurring case studies that follow two students with different support needs and interests. And the included forms— assessment tools, student profile sheets, self-evaluations, and more—will help you gather and organize key information on each student."--publisher's website.
Book cover. 371.90474 LeiterTheir time has come : youth with disabilities entering adulthood / Valerie Leiter. Rutgers University Press, c2012. Contents: A crisis situation? -- The rules have changed -- Participation and voice -- Making their own maps -- College, rights, and goodness of fit -- The end of entitlement -- (Im)permanent markers of adulthood -- Missing links.
Book cover. 362.41084 TotalTotal life learning : preparing for transition : a curriculum for all students with sensory impairments / by Wendy Bridgeo, Denise Fitzgerald, Cathy Mills, Beth Caruso, Steve Fox, Susan Summersby, Linde D'Andrea, Christa Gicklhorn, Mary Zatta. Perkins School for the blind, c2014. Description: ... developed for students ages 3 to 22 who are blind, visually impaired including those students who have additional disabilities or are deafblind. The focus is on the development of life and career goals that enable student to maximize independence, self-determination, employability, and participation in the community. The curriculum provides teachers with goals, objectives and activities in the following content areas: work skills, organizational skills, self-advocacy skills, personal care/daily living skills, employment, and secondary education. The curriculum articulates the importance of beginning instruction on foundation skills in these content areas at a young age for students with visual impairments to ensure that they develop the concepts necessary to navigate the world around them.
Book cover. DB 362.41084 TransiTransition and individual futures planning : for people with deaf-blindness and developmental disabilities and their families / prepared by The Arc-King County and Common Ground. The Arc.
Book cover. 371.90973 HughesThe transition handbook : strategies high school teachers use that work! / Carolyn Hughes and Erik W. Carter. PH Brookes, 2000. Description: In this handbook, the authors compile what they found over 500 research-based, teacher-based, transition support strategies that have been proven to work by leading researchers, educators, and practitioners.'
Book cover. 372.21 LarsonTransition magician : strategies for guiding young children in early childhood programs / Nola Larson, Mary Henthorne, Barbara Plum. Gryphon House, 1994. Description: Gives creative ideas and suggestions to turn difficult situations and borings transition times into magical moments for children in the classroom.
Book cover. AI Reserve 371.94 ClementsTransition or transformation? : helping young people with autistic spectrum disorder set out on a hopeful road towards their adult lives / John Clements, Julia Hardy and Stephanie Lord ; with graphics support from Matt Whelan. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2010. Description: Young people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) can often find the step into adulthood and independence more difficult than their neurotypical peers, particularly where employment is concerned. The authors show, however, that with the right guidance and a positive attitude in schools, young people with ASDs can be every bit as happy and successful as those who are not on the spectrum. The book describes a programme developed over a number of years by teachers at a school for young people with ASDs, which successfully enabled autistic pupils to achieve their full potential. The authors explain in detail the challenges faced by the young people at the school, and show how, encouraged by a culture of optimism and hopefulness, the programme developed their confidence and skills, with the result that many of them are now in employment. The book also provides an in-depth exploration of a multitude of styles and techniques for building relationships. Concluding with a reflection on leadership and organisational culture, the authors demonstrate that if the approach is adopted by an entire school and not just a handful of teachers, it really can work. This inspiring and innovative book will be a must for educators at every level, psychologists, academics, and anybody else interested in a positive educational approach that will enable young people with ASDs to get the most out of life.
Book cover. 370.113 GreeneTransition planning for culturally and linguistically diverse youth / Gary Greene. PH Brookes, 2011. Description: "Too often, culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) youth with disabilities have a tougher road to adulthood than their Caucasian peers with disabilities. ... the first guide to easing the complex transition process for CLD students with a wide range of special needs. Combining [the author's] 25 years of experience with the latest research on cultural and linguistic diversity, this evidence-based quick- guide teaches readers key skills and best practices in culturally responsive, family-centered transition planning. Professionals who work with young adults from ages 14 to 22 will understand the special challenges CLD families may face during the transition process, including cultural biases, immigration issues, and limited English proficiency develop culturally responsive transition IEPs prepare the IDEA-required Summary of Functional Performance (SOP) documents minimize conflict and strengthen communication with CLD families encourage students' active participation in transition planning collaborate closely with families throughout the whole process provide effective cultural competence training to school personnel implement successful parent support programs conduct transition assessments to determine a student's individual needs discover how teacher leadership can improve transition services make the most of the transition services available in high school and beyond. To help readers apply best practices, this book gives them case studies of professionals successfully helping students and families from diverse cultural backgrounds. Readers will also learn from revealing interviews with transition specialists and other experts, discover proven tips and strategies for every part of the transition process, and get photocopiable forms and tools they can use right away."-- publisher's website.
Book cover. AI Reserve 371.9043 DemchaTransition portfolios for students with disabilities : how to help students, teachers, and families handle new settings / MaryAnn Demchak, Robin G. Greenfield. Corwin Press, 2003. Description: Introduction -- Gathering information to create a transition portfolio -- Collecting personal information about the student -- Including medical information in a portfolio -- Educational programming -- Adaptations and supports -- Special considerations for students with physical impairments -- Communication -- Behavior support and reinforcement strategies -- Teaming, problem solving, and keeping notes</valign="center>
Book cover. 616.85503 TransiTransition strategies for adolescents & young adults who use AAC / edited by David B. McNaughton and David R. Beukelman ; [foreword by Bruce R. Baker]. PH Brookes, 2010. Description: To make a smooth transition to a fulfilling, self-determined adult life, young people who use AAC need effective services that meet their individual needs and make the most of advances in technology. Professionals will provide these critical supports with the help of this book, the first complete guide to supporting the journey to adulthood for people who use AAC. Combining the best research-based practices from diverse fields—including special education, vocational rehabilitation, and communication disorders—this essential resource covers every aspect of transition planning for young adults with a wide range of disabilities. Professionals will get the knowledge and strategies they need to help young people who use AAC strengthen literacy skills, so they can access educational, vocational, and social opportunities ; succeed in secondary school, participating fully in both academic and social arenas ; make the transition to postsecondary education, advocating for the accommodations and supports they need to access the core curriculum ; achieve self-determination by developing skills such as self- knowledge, decision making, and communication ; secure employment and enjoy a positive workplace experience ; increase autonomy and build friendships through community recreation and leisure activities ; communicate effectively with personal assistants to ensure that their support needs are met ; navigate the complex move from pediatric to adult medical and health services.
Book cover. AI Reserve 371.90473 ThomaUniversal design for transition : a roadmap for planning and instruction / Colleen A. Thoma, Christina C. Bartholomew and LaRon A. Scott, with invited contributors. PH Brookes, 2009. Description: "Apply the principles of universal design for learning to transition for students with disabilities with this groundbreaking guidebook. Schools across the country already use universal design for learning to improve all students' access to the general curriculum and tap each learner's individual strengthsÑand now they'll have a practical book that takes this powerful teaching approach one step further for students approaching the transition to adult life. Transition specialists and educators will discover how to apply universal design for transition (UDT)during the critical middle- and high-school years, using its guiding philosophyÑpresenting information in multiple formats and mediaÑto help students achieve academic goals, make sound decisions about their future, and make a successful transition to adult life."--Publisher's website.
Book cover. 362.40484 LueckiThe way to work : how to facilitate work experiences for youth in transition / Richard G. Luecking ; with invited contributors. PH Brookes, 2009. Description: Employment is one of the biggest contributors to quality of life for people with disabilities—and that means well-planned work experiences should be an integral part of transition preparation for every secondary and postsecondary school aged youth. Make that happen with this practical guide, developed to help educators, transition specialists, and employment specialists facilitate individualized, person-centered work experiences and jobs for high school students and young adults with a wide range of disabilities. Readers will get the specific, ready-to-use guidance they need to: uncover students' strengths, needs, and interests through formal and informal assessments ; recruit and retain employer partners who gladly host youth in their workplaces ; help students decide when and how to disclose a disability to an employer ; guide students in advocating effectively for accommodations on the job ; support students and employers in making the most of work experiences ; involve families in supporting the work experience ; collaborate with other professionals to develop and sustain work experiences and much more. To help with every step of facilitating meaningful employment, readers will get examples of model programs, stories that illustrate what works and doesn't work, more than a dozen photocopiable tools and forms, and end-of-chapter "Learning Labs" with reflection questions and thought-provoking activities. Teachers and transition specialists will rely on this strategy-filled guidebook to connect students with the early work experiences they really want—and make lifelong career satisfaction the rule, not the exception, for people with disabilities. Includes helpful tools & forms.
Book cover. 371.9 MorningstarYour complete guide to transition planning and services / Mary E. Morningstar, Ph. D., University of Kansas Lawrence, and Beth Clavenna-Deane, Ph.D., Keystone Learning Services and Kansas State Department of Education, Ozawkie ; with invited contributors. Paul H. Brookes, 2018. Description: "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"-- Provided by publisher.

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