This practical guide explains how the system for accommodations works, describes students’ rights and responsibilities within that system, and employs the voices of seasoned professionals and college students to explain the skills and strategies students should develop while they are in high school to ensure success when they reach college.
The Autism Speaks Transition Tool Kit was created to serve as a guide to assist families on the journey from adolescence to adulthood. This kit will serve as a guide that can provide you with options to think about and explore as you and your adolescent with autism begin to plan for adulthood. The guiding… More Autism Speaks: Transition Tool Kit
A comprehensive reference. Step by step strategies for recruiting, interviewing, screening, hiring, training, managing and parting ways with paid help providers. Great guide for help recipients, of all ages, as well as family caregivers and paid aides.
This career planning guide is written specifically for high-functioning adolescents and young adults on the autism spectrum, their families, teachers, and counselors. The two authors weave together a unique blend of information and advice based on personal experiences. Temple Grandin draws from her own experience with autism spectrum disorders and her professional career, and Kate… More Developing Talents – Careers for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism
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.
This workbook is chock full not only of information, but contains a real “how to” section with its many tools that families can use with their young adults. A planning workbook for assisting parents and educators in facilitating students’ lifelong planning. Sections on friends, gathering records, making decisions, going to college or work, recreation, living… More Full Life Ahead: A Workbook and Guide to Adult Life for Students and Families of Students with Disabilities
This book provides advice and information to help families prepare for transition, and make it happen as smoothly and seamlessly as possible. It emphasizes the need for young adults to be included in all decisions and discussions about their future, thereby developing self-advocacy skills.
Bolles and Dale Susan Brown guide readers through the often frustrating, but ultimately rewarding process of securing independence in their lives and personal satisfaction in their careers. The authors begin by demystifying the intricacies of the ADA, describing in clear terms what the act does and does not guarantee disabled job hunters, and then move… More Job-Hunting For The So-Called Handicapped or People Who Have Disabilities
As adolescents with disabilities or chronic health conditions reach adulthood, they face complex challenges related to employment, education, housing, health care, and community participation. Coordinated, well-organized transition services could make all the difference and this cutting-edge volume gives decision-makers a clear vision to work toward as they reform today’s fragmented system. Research scientist Donald Lollar… More Launching Into Adulthood: An Integrated Response To Support Transition Of Youth With Chronic Health Conditions and Disabilites
A career guide written for people with learning disabilities by someone with firsthand experience. Learning a Living, discusses everything you need to know in order to find a job that uses your strengths and minimises the effects of your disability. This comprehensive book addresses career issues for high schoolers, college students, and adults with learning… More Learning A Living – A Guide To Planning Your Career And Finding A Job For People with Learning Disabiliites, Attention Deficit Disorder, and Dyslexia
Put together by NH’s Parent Information Center, this toolkit was developed to help families and youth learn about transition planning during the IEP process. It provides an overview of the laws, as well as specific tools to assist with this process. Binder of information and CD of forms. Also available to Download – Life After High School Transition… More Life After High School Transition Tool Kit: Strategies, Tools and Resources For Families of Youth with Disabilities to Assist in Creating Successful Transition Plans
This book offers teachers and parents a unique collection of more than 200 worksheets to help adolescents with special needs build the life skills they need to achieve independence and succeed in everyday life. The book provides 22 complete teaching units focusing on basic life skills such as handling money, succeeding at school, using the… More Life Skills Activities For Secondary Students With Special Needs
This series educates young readers about a variety of special needs their peers live with every day. Millions of people with special needs experience problems like prejudice, limited opportunities, and difficulties accessing the facilities that should be freely available. Luckily, there are laws in place today to protect their rights. Read stories about young adults… More Living with a Special Need: The Laws That Protect Youth with Special Needs
Moving on with Mito: A Guide for Teens and Young Adults Living with Mitochondrial Disorders was written by Rob Auffrey, MA, Emerson College, Susan Waisbren, PhD, Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Freedom Baird, MS, Boston Children’s Hospital This guide is for adolescents transitioning to adulthood, living with mitochondrial disorders to help them succeed… More Moving on with Mito: A Guide for Teens and Young Adults Living with Mitochondrial Disorders
The authors share decades of experience counseling families on housing options to help parents prepare themselves and their children for a new living arrangement. Discover the universal considerations most families should face before putting plans in place such as costs & funding, hiring staff, group living, among others. Use this authoritative guide (full of checklists… More Moving Out: A Family Guide to Residential Planning for Adults with Disabilities
This self-guided workbook is suitable for young adults aged 16-26 with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) or LD (Learning Differences), to teach the necessary skills for entering the workforce and forging a meaningful career path. Providing insight into a range of industries and workplace settings, this workbook will help you to support young people in choosing… More Mploy – A Job Readiness Workbook
Individuals who are aging or living with chronic illness or disability, along with their families, face multiple challenges in defining and creating a network of supports in order to live as they choose. There is no easy path to figuring out how to support our loved ones or how to navigate a maze of medical… More Navigating Choice And Change In Later Life
This book provides professionals from both health care and educational backgrounds with comprehensive information about the health-care related aspects of transition planning for adolescents with special health care needs and/or disabilities The book is divided into three parts. The first part focuses on what is currently considered best practice in health care transition planning, including… More Promoting Health Care Transitions For Adolescents With Special Health Care Needs
Growing evidence suggests that self-determination is a significant factor in improving educational and transition outcomes in students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This volume reviews the breadth of available methods for teaching components of self-determination, including choice making, problem solving, decision making, goal setting, self-advocacy, and self-regulated learning and provides best-practice recommendations that teachers can… More Promoting Self-Determination in Students with Developmental Disabilities
This movie is designed for youth and young adults with developmental disabilities to build community and personal safety skills. Eight modules on topics like staying home alone, basic first aid, friendships, romantic relationships, sexuality, personal safety and avoiding scams. Available in DVD format. Handbook is available to download – Safety Awareness And Empowerment (SAFE)