Transition

Four-Book Set on Educating Students With Intellectual Disability and Autism Spectrum Disorder

CEC, in partnership with the CEC Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities (DADD), published a four-book set titled Educating Students With Intellectual Disability and Autism Disorder. The set is a comprehensive resource, providing educators with the most up-to-date information on what works in real classrooms with real students. The books in the series describe day-to-day strategies and practices based on ...

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Transition to Adulthood for Students with Disabilities

The transition to adulthood after high school graduation is a critical juncture for students with disabilities. Educators need to help parents and students start preparing for this transition long before high school, when a formal transition plan is legally required in a student’s IEP. Effective transition planning is a long-term, ongoing process that can greatly influence the lifelong outcomes of ...

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Transition to Adulthood: Work, Community, and Educational Success

The transition from high school to adulthood is challenging for many young people, and often particularly difficult for those with disabilities. Transition To Adulthood: Work, Community, and Educational Success provides a blueprint for supporting youth with disabilities in achieving their postsecondary goals in a variety of adult settings – education and training, employment, and the community. This publication of the ...

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From High School to College: Steps to Success for Students With Disabilities

Updated to include recent research and reflections from students, transition specialists, and families, this new edition of 7 Steps for Success continues to be the leading resource for preparing students with disabilities for postsecondary education. From an examination of the differences in support at the secondary and postsecondary levels, to developing both academic and non-cognitive skills, to how to find ...

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Transitioning to College: A Guide for Students with Disabilities (2nd edition)

School personnel, parents, and high school students with disabilities will all benefit from this new and expanded (6-page) laminated guide. It offers detailed suggestions of ways students with disabilities can start preparing for the transition to college as early as freshman year of high school. Transitioning to College reviews five key areas of preparedness: Understanding laws that govern how colleges ...

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Inclusion Drives Innovation

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. I know that’s a mouthful, so we’ll call it NDEAM. This is an observance near and dear to my heart because, in special education, that’s what it’s all about, isn’t it? We work every day toward the end goal of preparing students for happy, fulfilling, and productive lives. Employment is a big piece ...

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Webinar: Preparing Students with Disabilities for Successful College Transition

Research shows that a number of students with disabilities who attend college are unaware that disability accommodations and services are available there. In this presentation, our expert presenter will look at what the laws say about the accommodations and services colleges have to provide. You’ll discuss the accommodations that are typically available at the college level, and what ones might ...

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Building Alliances: A How-to Manual to Support Transitioning Youth

Building Alliances presents the core principles and practices of collaboration that best support transition-aged youth with disabilities—and their families. Val Mazzotti and Dawn Rowe discuss the key roles and responsibilities of youth and their families, school personnel, and community service providers. A series of “research in practice” vignettes illustrates how to implement evidence-based strategies and activities, providing a step-by-step approach to building and facilitating effective collaboration, ...

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Demystifying Transition Assessment

Assessment is the cornerstone of every good transition plan. Now there’s a book that demystifies the what, when, why, and how of collecting transition assessment data—and using the results to help students with disabilities prepare for adulthood. Demystifying Transition Assessment will help you choose assessments appropriate for each situation and student, in seven key areas: academics, self-determination, employment, community living, ...

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Transition Resource Set

Buy together and SAVE! The Transition Resource Set is essential for schools and districts to develop and maintain successful postsecondary transition programming for students with disabilities. From engaging families and students in the transition planning process, to choosing the right assessment, to writing effective IEP transition goals, this set includes both foundational works in transition and the CEC Division on ...

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Webinar: The IEP Process: Essential Strategies for Special Education Teachers

The IEP process is full of legal mandates and requirements that cause anxiety for all special education teachers, and can be particularly daunting for new special educators. A productive IEP process requires that the IEP team ― teachers, families, and related services providers ― have the resources they need to collaborate to create measurable, legally defensible, and truly individualized IEPs ...

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Transition Teaming: 26 Strategies for Interagency Collaboration

Schools and community agencies must work together to provide transition services to secondary students with disabilities. Effective transition requires the resources and expertise of adult service agencies, community groups, employers, families, school transition specialists, teachers and other practitioners. This book provides a step-by-step process and concrete strategies by which secondary special educators can build collaborative relationships with service agencies and ...

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Webinar: Using Transition Assessment Results to Write Indicator 13-Compliant Transition Plans

In collaboration with the Division on Career Development and Transition (DCDT) Have you seen transition assessment results that somehow didn’t lead to meaningful transition goals and plans? This program provides guidance in transforming commonly-used transition assessment results into transition plans that comply with Indicator 13 and provide clear goals for training, education, employment and, where appropriate, independent living skills. You’ll ...

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Integrating Transition Planning into the IEP Process

Written for the educator new to transition, this edition provides critical information including a thorough introduction to transition planning in a user-friendly question-and-answer format. Chapters include: legislation; self-determination; transition assessments; curriculum decision-making; support services; interagency planning; program evaluation; and resources. Edited by Lynda West. 2010. 160 pages. ISBN 978-0-86586-438-2. #P5870.     Download sample chapters:

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Engaging and Empowering Families in Secondary Transition

An expanded follow-up to a CEC bestseller, this guide includes tools for assessing families’ and practitioners’ engagement in practices that promote positive post-school outcomes for youth with disabilities. Engaging and Empowering Families in Secondary Transition: A Practitioner’s Guide gives schools and agencies planning tools and practical strategies to foster family partnerships in five dimensions: collaborators in the IEP process; instructors ...

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