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By Paul Retish, Shunit Reiter

ISBN-10: 0805824243

ISBN-13: 9780805824247

This e-book issues the method of transition that all of us make all through our lifetime, and the mandatory talents people with disabilities have to functionality outdoors of college. The e-book illustrates that the issues of transition aren't only for individuals with disabilities, yet for everybody. attractiveness of changes, knowing that our perceptions is probably not actual, and the facility to be sincere with each other are proven to be key components in supporting transition.

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In fact, the federal Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) has made school-to-work transition a national priority and regularly provides special discretionary funds to educational and community agencies that are establishing model transition programs. What does the transition process encompass? Why is transition important? What transition models are involved? Page 5 Perhaps one of the most significant reasons that transition from school to adulthood has emerged as a major area of interest throughout the 1980s and well into the 1990s is that literally thousands of young people with disabilities are leaving special education with no jobs.

Page 8 · Does the plan reflect a true vision of the potential of the student or is it merely a plan that offers only what the service delivery system currently provides? · Is the plan updated annually at a minimum? · Are exit meetings held to finalize plans for the transition from school to employment? · Are appropriate elements of the transition plan included in the IEP? What Happens after School? Employment is a major element in the lives of people with or without handicaps. The type of work a person does, the amount of money they earn, and career advancement opportunities directly affect how individuals look at themselves (Unger, 1995; Wehman & Moon, 1988).

In some grander sense, we are hoping that this information will assist you in providing better programs for persons with disabilities. We do not encourage you to imitate, but to manipulate and mold these experiences to fit the needs of the particular system of which you are a part. We hope that in time, you can share your progress with us. We will try to follow this up with new information for other readers. Book Structure This text is intended to give the reader two views folded into each area.

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