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Launching into Adulthood An Integrated Response to Support Transition of Youth with Chronic Health Conditions and Disabilities

Authors: Edited by Donald Lollar, Ed.D.

ISBN: 978-1-59857-102-8


This book discusses issues important for youth with disabilities as they leave high school and enter into adulthood. Instead of presenting a set of “how tos” for parents and educators it examines the policy that guides the services and instructions youth with disabilities receive. The following passage from the publisher’s description summarizes the book as follows:

“As adolescents with disabilities or chronic health conditions reach adulthood, they face complex challenges related to employment, education, housing, health care, and community participation. Coordinated, well-organized transition services could make all the difference—and this cutting-edge volume gives decision-makers a clear vision to work toward as they reform today's fragmented system.”

Table of Contents

I: Foundations for Transition Policy

1. Transition Policies: Challenges and Services for Youth with Disabilities and Chronic Health Conditions
2. Developmental Context: The Transition from Adolescence to Emerging Adulthood for Youth with Disabilities and Chronic Health Conditions
3. Measuring Success: Data on Adolescents and Young Adults in the United States with Special Health Care Needs or Disabilities

II: Basic Needs for Transition Success

4. Health Care: Access and Medical Support for Youth and Young Adults with Chronic Health Conditions and Disabilities
5. Transportation: Vehicles for Participation by Youth with Disabilities and Chronic Health Conditions
6. Housing: Choosing, Getting, and Keeping Homes as Young Adults with Disabilities and Chronic Health Conditions

III: Goals for Seamless Transitions

7. Communities for All: Community Participation by Adolescents and Young Adults with Disabilities
8. Meaningful Work: Obtaining and Maintaining Employment as Youth with Chronic Health Conditions
9. Recommendations for Policy and Practice

Taken from the publisher's website on 2/22/10 (http://www.brookespublishing.com/store/books/lollar-71028/index.htm)

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Organization:Brookes Publishing Company
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

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