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 programs.
"The need for transition services for students with exceptionalities is apparent and critical for their success after high school. It is essential for school professionals, parents, and students to work collaboratively and consultively to determine each student's future goals and develop an effective plan to meet those goals successively. This book, therefore, focuses on all aspects of that transition planning from school to postschool levels. The text provides the reader with a foundation of transition services and a historical overview of models and practices and offers a critical look at transition with students from culturally and ethnically diverse backgrounds. In addition, it presents an in-depth look at assistive technology to assist students in fully participating in the planning for their future and also describes the process for planning and the importance of family collaboration."--BOOK JACKET.