Essentials of Transition Planning

Essentials of Transition Planning

By: Paul Wehman (author)Paperback

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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 keystone of an innovative new series of practical transition guides, this down-to-earth guidebook is a must for educators, service providers, and all others navigating the complex process of transition planning. With their clear research-based guidance, vivid examples, and ready-to-use checklists and tools, Paul Wehman and a select group of expert contributors help readers plan transition at both individual and community levels develop individualized curricula strengthen students' academic and functional skills improve access to the general curriculum write and implement effective transition IEPs overcome barriers to service coordination engage students with more significant support needs make the most of community agencies and resources determine eligibility for vocational services and funding choose from vocational support service delivery models support students who pursue higher education conduct assessment and ongoing monitoring of student progress promote family involvement understand relevant law and policy To make key concepts come to life, the book gives readers realistic case studies of students with a range of disabilities, analyzing both success stories and situations in which a different approach could have led to better outcomes. And with the "fast facts" in every chapter, readers will have quick insights from current research to inform their students' transition plans. An invaluable one-stop guide to the basics of transition planning, this book is a must-own for anyone supporting young people with disabilities as they navigate life beyond the classroom. The book is part of the Brookes Publishing Transition to Adulthood Series

About Author

Dr. Wehman is Professor of Physical Medicine with joint appointments in the Departments of Rehabilitation Counseling and also Special Education and Disability Policy at Virginia Commonwealth University. He serves as Chairman of the Division of Rehabilitation Research in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Wehman has his Ph.D. in Behavioral Disabilities from University of Wisconsin-Madison. As one of the original founders of supported employment, he has worked closely with business and industry since 1980 and has published over 200 articles and authored or edited more than 40 books primarily in transition, severe disabilities, autism, traumatic brain injury and employment for persons with disabilities. He has been the Principal Investigator on 41 million dollars in grants during his career. As the father of two young adults with disabilities, he brings a strong parental as well as business perspective to his work. He is highly active in speaking to professionals, parents, advocates and businesses on transition and employment for people with autism, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and other developmental disabilities. On a daily basis he works with individuals with disabilities, communicates regularly with professionals in the world of business related to disability and diversity, and is active in teaching and mentoring medical students, residents, and doctoral students in rehabilitation medicine, special education, rehabilitation and psychology. A major focus of Dr. Wehman's work is on expanding the partnerships with businesses of all sizes so that more persons with disabilities can gain entrance into the workplace and retain employment successfully. He is a recipient of the Kennedy Foundation Award in Mental Retardation in 1990 and President's Committee on Employment for Persons with Disabilities in 1992. Dr. Wehman was recognized as one of the 50 most influential special educators of the millennium by the Remedial and Special Education journal in December, 2000. He is also Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation. Renee Cameto, Ph.D. Senior Social Science Researcher SRI International 333 Ravenswood Avenue Menlo Park, California 94025 Teresa Grossi, Ph.D., is Director of the Center on Community Living and Careers at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community at Indiana University. Debra Hart is the Director of the Education and Transition Team for the Institute for Community Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She serves as the Principal Investigator for the NIDRR funded Center on Postsecondary Education for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities, the ADD funded Consortium on Postsecondary Education for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities and Office of Postsecondary Education funded National Coordinating Center. Debra has over 25 years of experience working with youth and adults with disabilities, their families, faculty, and professionals that support youth in becoming contributing valued members of their community via participation in inclusive secondary and postsecondary education, and competitive employment. Since 1997, Ms. Hart has directed five federal grants designed to create access to postsecondary education for youth with intellectual disabilities. Peg Lamb, Ph.D. Director High School Diploma Completion Initiative Lansing Community College Post Office Box 40010 Lansing, Michigan 48901 Dr. David W. Test, Ph.D. Professor of Special Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, teaches courses in single subject research, transition, classroom management, and professional writing. The majority of Dr. Test's publications have focused on self-determination, transition, community-based training, and supported employment. Along with Dr. Nellie Aspel and Dr. Jane Everson he wrote the first transition methods textbook titled Transition Methods for Youth with Disabilities. Dr. Test currently serves as a Co-Principle Investigator (with Dr. Paula Kohler and Dr. Larry Kortering) of the National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center, Co-Director on the North Carolina Indicator 14, Postschool Outcomes Project (with Dr. Claudia Flowers), and the UNC Charlotte Doctoral Leadership Personnel Preparation Program (with Dr. Diane Browder). He and Dr. Bob Algozzine currently serve as co-editors of Career Development for Exceptional Individuals. Michael L. Wehmeyer, Ph.D. is Professor of Special Education; Director, Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities; and Senior Scientist, Beach Center on Disability, all at the University of Kansas. He has published more than 25 books and 250 scholarly articles and book chapters on topics related to self-determination, special education, intellectual disability, and eugenics. He is s co-author of the widely used textbook Exceptional Lives: Special Education in Today's Schools, published by Merrill/Prentice Hall, now in its 7th Edition. His most recent book, co-authored with J. David Smith, is Good Blood, Bad Blood: Science, Nature, and the Myth of the Kallikaks, published by the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD). Dr. Wehmeyer is Past-President (2010-2011) of the Board of Directors for and a Fellow of AAIDD; a past president of the Council for Exceptional Children's Division on Career Development and Transition (DCDT); a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Division (Div. 33); a Fellow of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD); and former Editor-in-Chief of the journal Remedial and Special Education. He is a co-author of the AAIDD Supports Intensity Scale, and the 2010 AAIDD Intellectual Disability Terminology, Classification, and Systems of Supports Manual. DiAnne B. Davidsen, M.Ed., received her master of education degree in special education from The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, and is currently in her final year of doctoral studies in urban services leadership/ special education at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Since 1970, Ms. Davidsen has taught students in prekindergarten through high school in public school settings from all disability categories and in all service delivery models. She has been Transition Specialist for a school district in Virginia and one of the founders of the Peninsula Transition Forum as well as Director of Special Education for a school district in Arizona establishing Teacher/Parent/ Student Transition Information Nights to prepare families of children and youth with disabilities for transition issues at all levels.Ms. Davidsen is currently an assistant professor at VCU in the Department of Special Education and Disability Policy in the School of Education. Beyond transition and curriculum development, instruction in characteristics and methods classes, and supervision of student teachers, her areas of interest are in preparing students for success at the postsecondary education level and in working with individuals from diverse populations. She has published on postsecondary education transition and has presented at local, state, national, and international conferences on transition, use of assistive technology, collaboration, and inclusion. Wendy Parent, Ph.D., is Research Associate Professor and Assistant Director, Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities, a Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at The University of Kansas. She has more than 25 years of experience in the areas of supported and customized employment and transition from school to work for individuals with severe disabilities. Dr. Parent has published numerous book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles related to transition and supported/customized employment and has coauthored several books on supported employment. In her efforts to build systems capacity and enhance employment and self-employment outcomes, she provides training and technical assistance to teachers, transition coordinators, families, rehabilitation counselors, job coaches, and individuals with disabilities. She is currently the president of the Kansas Rehabilitation Association and Kansas Association for Persons on Supported Employment (APSE): The Network on Employment and serves on the national Boards of the APSE Foundation and the National Rehabilitation Association. She serves on the editorial board of two journals: Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities and the Journal of Rehabilitation. Her areas of interest and research are supported/customized employment and transition from school to work for individuals with severe disabilities, with an emphasis on creative funding and support strategies, individual and family involvement, job-coach training and leadership, interagency collaboration and service delivery issues, and systems change. Mr. Revell conducts research in the areas of state systems change and funding of competitive enrollment outcomes. He is Training Manager for the Training and Technical Assistance for Providers, a project funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy, that is charged with providing technical assistance and information to improve the employment outcomes of individuals with significant disabilities and to reduce the use of subminimum wage certificates. He has worked for more than 30 years in the area of building competitive employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. PaulWehman, Ph.D., is Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, with joint appointments in the Departments of Rehabilitation Counseling and Special Education and Disability Policy at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He serves as Chairman of the Division of Rehabilitation Research in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Wehman has his doctorate in behavioral disabilities from University of Wisconsin-Madison. He helped to develop supported employment at VCU in the early 1980s and has published more than 200 articles and authored or edited 40 books primarily on transition, severe disabilities, and employment for people with disabilities. He received the Kennedy Foundation Award in Mental Retardation in 1990 and the Distinguished Service Award from the President's Committee on Employment for Persons with Disabilities in 1992. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Persons in Supported Employment (APSE) in 2006 and the VCU School of Medicine Research Recognition Award in 2007. Dr. Wehman was also recognized as one of the 50 most influential special educators of the millennium by the Remedial and Special Education journal in December 2000. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation. Pamela Sherron Targett, M.Ed., has worked in the area of disability and employment since 1986. For 22 years she oversaw the day-to-day operations of a fee-for- service supported employment program that assisted individuals with significant disabilities with going to work. During this time she also worked with schools to develop community-based vocational education programs. Her special interests include transition to work for youth with disabilities and individuals with significant support needs, such as brain injury and autism.

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  • ISBN13: 9781598570984
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9781598570984
  • ISBN10: 1598570986

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