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Essentials of Transition Planning

Authors: Paul Wehman, Ph.D. and invited contributers

ISBN: 978-1-59857-098-4


This is a book about the transition process from school to community life, and is the first book of the Brookes Publishing Company's "Transition to Adulthood" series. A description from the publisher:

"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 book Includes realistic case studies of students with a range of disabilities, and “fast facts” (quick insights from current research). There are also “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

Chapter titles:

1. Transition: An Overview and Background
2. Individual and Community Transition Planning
3. Developing the Transition Curriculum
4. Planning for the Future: One Student at a Time
5. Writing the Transition Individualized Education Program
6. Implementing the Transition Individualized Education Program
7. Employment: Community-Based Choices
8. Strategies for Funding and Resources Needed for Transition Individualized Education Programs

Information taken from the publisher's website on 2/2/2011: http://www.brookespublishing.com/store/books/wehman-70984/index.htm

Contact Info:
Title:Customer Service Department
Organization:Brookes Publishing Co.
Address:P.O. Box 10624
Baltimore,, MD 21285-0624
Phone:U.S. and Canada: 1-800-638-3775; Outside U.S. and Canada: 1-410-337-9580

Web Links

View the description on the publisher's website

Visit the home page of the publisher, Paul H. Brookes

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