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Product Information Growing Up: Transition to Adult Life for Students with Disabilities, First Edition

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This textbook explains the transition from school to adult life for persons with disabilities. The following bulleted excerpts taken from the publisher’s description provide a flavor of the book:

“This book provides a comprehensive and clear introduction to effective transition services for students with disabilities who are leaving the special education system.”

“The central roles of students with disabilities and their families are emphasized. “

“Case studies of two individuals, one with mild disabilities and one with severe disabilities, are followed throughout the text to illustrate effective practices, ensuring readers are able to apply the content to students with different types and severity of disabilities, and are able to understand how practices can be tailored to meet individual student needs.”

“Research Summaries in each chapter address the research basis for effective practices that are discussed throughout the book.”

“Spotlight on History in most chapters provides a short biography on an individual who made a significant contribution to the development of transition services”

Information gathered on 2/21/2010 from www.allynbaconmerrill.com/store/product.aspx?isbn=0205442056

Here is the Table of Contents:

Prologue: Overview of Transition to Adult Life for Students with Disabilities.

1. Transition to Adult Life for Students with Disabilities: Foundations, Definitions, and Legislation

2. Student Perspectives and Involvement in Transition

3. Families’ Perspectives and Involvement in Transition

4. The Transition Planning Process

5. Interaction Across Agencies

6. Interaction with Businesses

7. Transition to Postsecondary Education

8. Moving Out of the Family Home to Community Living

9. Models for Integrated Community Employment

10. Curriculum for Students in Transition

11. Recreation, Leisure, and Healthy Living for Students in Transition

12. International Issues and Practices in Transition Services and Employment of Individuals with Disabilities
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