Summary: In this improved and expanded edition of a classic resource, Paul Wehman and his colleagues take a fresh look at transition, examining the persistent yet unfortunate reality that not working is perhaps the truest definition of having a disability. Specialists in a variety of disciplines can use the creative and practical techniques in this book to ensure careful transition planning, to build young people's confidence and competence in this work skills, and to foster
support from businesses and community organizations for training and employment programs. Young people with disabilities need life-skills training before they leave school. Life Beyond the Classroom offers professionals and students indispensable information and effective strategies for ensuring successful, supported transitions.
Summary: In this improved and expanded edition of a classic resource, Paul Wehman and his colleagues take a fresh look at transition, examining the persistent yet unfortunate reality that not working is perhaps the truest definition of having a disability. Specialists in a variety of disciplines can use the creative and practical techniques in this book to ensure careful transition planning, to build young people's confidence and competence in this work skills, and to foster support from businesses and community organizations for training and employment programs. Young people with disabilities need life-skills training before they leave school. Life Beyond the Classroom offers professionals and students indispensable information and effective strategies for ensuring successful, supported transitions. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:92 Cover: Hardcover Publisher:Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co. Published: 12/28/1992 International: No
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I Defining and Planning Transition
1 Transition in the New Millennium 2 Self-Determination and Transition 3 The Family's Role in Transition 4 Community Transition Planning Appendix Supplemental Security Income: Your Rights to Appeal to the Social Security Administration 5 Beyond Programs and Placements: Using Person-Centered Practices to Individualize the Transition Process and Outcomes
II Facilitating and Supporting Transition
6 Secondary School Restructuring 7 Teaching for Transition 8 Finding Jobs for Young People with Disabilities Appendix The Americans with Disabilities Act 9 Vocational Placements and Careers 10 Pursuing Postsecondary Education Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities 11 Independent Living
III Designing and Implementing Individualized Transition Plans
12 Applications for Youth with Mild Cognitive Disabilities Appendix Major Life Demands 13 Applications for Youth with Significant Cognitive Disabilities 14 Applications for Youth with Sensory Impairments 15 Applications for Youth with Learning Disabilities 16 Applications for Youth with Emotional and Behavior Disorders 17 Applications for Youth with Orthopedic and Other Health Impairments 18 Applications for Youth with Traumatic Brain Injury
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