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Successful Transition Programs

Successful Transition Programs
Pathways for Students With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Second Edition

March 2013 | 416 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Transitions for Students with Severe Disabilities presents transition programs for students with moderate and severe disabilities from school to community life. Taking the position that the most effective transition programs are those that cumulatively build on the capacity of students for employment, community living, and citizenship, the authors address the full range of curricular and instructional issues that face professionals working in primary school, secondary school, and post-A level programmes.
Section I. Foundations of Transition Programs
Michael L. Hardman and Shirley Ann Dawson
1. Historical and Legislative Foundations
Margret A. Crockett and Michael L. Hardman
2. Expected Outcomes and Emerging Values
Margret A. Crockett and Michael L. Hardman
3. The Role of Secondary Education in Transition
Section II. Curriculum and Transition Planning
John McDonnell
4. Curriculum
Shamby Polychronis and John McDonnell
5. Developing IEPs/Transition Plans
Jayne McGuire
6. Promoting Self-Determination
Andrea P. McDonnell and Catherine Nelson
7. Parent and Family Involvement
Section III. Instruction and Educational Supports
John McDonnell and Brigid E. Brown
8. Inclusion in General Education Classes
John McDonnell
9. Instruction in Community Settings
Section IV. Critical Program Components
J. Matt Jameson and John McDonnell
10. Home and Community Living
Tessie Rose
11. Leisure and Recreation
John McDonnell
12. Employment Training
John McDonnell
13. Job Placement
Section V. Postschool Options
Tim Riesen
14. Postschool Residential Alternatives
Tim Riesen
15. Postschool Employment Alternatives
John McDonnell, Sharlene A. Kiuhara, and Margaret Collier
16. Transition to Postsecondary Education
Shamby Polychronis, John McDonnell
Developing IEPs/Transition Plans
Margret Crockett, Michael Hardman
Expected Outcomes and Emerging Values
Michael Hardman, Shirley Dawson
Historical and Legislative Foundations
J Jameson, John McDonnell
Home and Community Living
John McDonnell
Instruction in Community Settings
Tessie Rose
Leisure and Recreation
Andrea McDonnell, Catherine Nelson
Parent and Family Involvement
Jayne McGuire
Promoting Self-Determination
Margret Crockett, Michael Hardman
The Role of Secondary Education in Transition
John McDonnell, Sharlene Kiuhara, Margaret Collier
Transition to Postsecondary Education
Tim Riesen
Postschool Residential Alternatives

"McDonnell and Hardman—along with their collaborating authors—have crafted an informative, comprehensive, and accessible textbook written to equip new and practicing professionals with the knowledge, skills, expectations, and strategies to effectively support youth and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities transition to life after high school. Overall, the book is well organized and cohesively written. Recognizing the numerous tensions inherent within transition programming, the authors embed point/counterpoint discussions and vignettes, challenging readers to think more deeply about complex and emerging issues."

Erik W. Carter and Beth Swedeen
University of Wisconsin-Madison

"Successful Transition Programs provides an excellent resource for new and practicing professionals. Both the cutting-edge content and user-friendly format make this book appealing to preservice and unservice teachers and other practitioners involved in transition planning and services. It is my choice as the text for my university transition course."

Pat Rogan, PhD
Indiana University, School of Education
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities June 2010

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