Steps to Independence stems from the authors’ belief that that parents are their children’s first and most influential teachers. Based on years of work with parents, the book offers an easy-to-read, explicit program for teaching children with special needs the skills that will help them progress toward living as independently and happily as possible in… More Steps To Independence – Teaching Everyday Skills To Children With Special Needs
Based on the Autism Works Now!® Workplace Readiness Workshop, this interactive resource shows how to help students aged 14-17 develop the necessary transition skills for getting and keeping a meaningful job, with accompanying worksheets available to download. Structured around 2-hour weekly sessions over an eight month period, the program is ideal for teaching to groups… More Teaching Pre-Employment Skills to 14-17 Year-Olds: The Autism Works Now Method
A must have resource for families and professionals, providing ideas and strategies that can be applied to a broad range of individuals on the autism spectrum, from the college-bound student to the student who requires 24-hour supervision to succeed. Includes ‘The Transition Portfolio Planning Tool’, a detailed template, designed to help put plans into action… More The Autism Transition Guide
This book helps parents prepare their child for independent adult life. It’s full of practical tips and step-by-step instructions to help families envision their child’s future, develop a transition plan, and implement it. The book is the culmination of the author’s professional and personal experiences guiding hundreds of families through the transition process, and parenting… More The Down Syndrome Transition Handbook, Charting Your Child’s Course to Adulthood
Gillian Fink is a developmentally disabled young woman who works at a local veterinary clinic, rides horses, and takes dance classes. When Gillian decides to move out of the house, her mother must come to terms with letting go. This DVD shares the difficulties and joys of both raising and being a person whose abilities… More The Gillian Film (DVD)
Self-advocacy plays a vital role in nearly every aspect of life for individuals on the spectrum, in school, at home, in the community, and at work. The more self-awareness people on the spectrum possess, the more they can be players in advocating for their own comfort, happiness, and well-being. This cutting-edge curriculum helps professionals and… More The Integrated Self-Advocacy Is a Curriculum: A Program for Emerging Self-Advocates with Autism Spectrum and Other Conditions: Student Workbook
This parent-friendly book, made especially so because it is written by parents, who also are autism professionals, takes the fear and mystery out of the college experience. Learn how to select the right campus, how to work with Disability Services staff, what legal protections apply, how to prepare your son or daughter to be an… More The Parent’s Guide to College for Students on the Autism Spectrum
Written by an inspiring speaker, writer and advocate who is herself disabled, The Personal Care Attendant Guide teaches readers how to find a competent caregiver. It also gives current and prospective attendants vital information and real-life examples to help them succeed in this demanding work environment. The relationship between those who need help and those… More The Personal Care Attendant Guide: The Art of Finding, Keeping or Being One
This book makes it clear that education and learning after high school are both possible and beneficial for students with significant disabilities, giving them better job opportunities and more fulfilling lives. Designed for students ages 14 and up with a variety of disabilities, it discusses the benefits of various programs and what special education law… More The Power to Spring Up: Post-secondary Education Opportunities for Students with Significant Disabilities
An upbeat account of a mother’s journey parenting twins with different disabilities. It is a tale of advocacy outlining the strategies used when working with doctors, teachers and neighbors. It describes how a mother explored options available to her family, looking for the right “fit” and how as a family they worked on the life… More The Right to a Full Life
The Road Ahead is for people with disabilities and their families and those who help them transition to a quality adult life. It explores transition planning, assessment, instructional strategies, career development, adult employment, community functioning skills, social life, quality of life, supported living, and post-secondary education. Each chapter begins with a group of key questions… More The Road Ahead: Transition To Adult Life For Persons With Disabilities
This inspiring film documents the new movement of fully inclusive education by exploring Micah’s desire for a life without boundaries. As a high school student, Micah wanted the college experience and he got it. See how it’s done, learn how it works, and witness how Micah´s journey challenges us all to re-examine what we believe… More Through The Same Door: Inclusion Includes College
This book from top researchers in the field places assessment at the heart of transition planning, showing readers just how important it is to understand the needs and goals of young people with disabilities before planning supports to guide them into adult life. Educators, administrators, counselors, service providers, and families will examine diverse assessment methods… More Transition Assessment: Wise Practices For Quality Lives
As youth with emotional or behavioral difficulties transition from school and home settings, they face the complex challenges and expectations of adult life: finding and maintaining work, establishing new relationships, building a career, and more. This comprehensive professional handbook will help transition specialists, general and special educators, school psychologists, and administrators support youth and young… More Transition of Youth & Young Adults with Emotional Behavioral Difficulties
Overview of transition for health care providers- defines the role of the pediatrician and provides a timeline. Transition issues in health care, education, employment and recreation are discussed. Tip sheets for the family and the adolescent included.
An innovative and engaging board game that helps youth and young adults plan for life after high school. Players draw cards with questions related to careers, independent living, and self determination. Also fun to play with siblings.
The teenage years are a time when teens often begin separating their thoughts, goals, and self-image from those of their parents. They begin exploring who they are and who they want to become as they enter adulthood. For people living with a chronic disease, like a lysosomal storage disease, the teen years should also include… More Transitions: Managing Your Own Healthcare What Every Teen with LSD Needs to Know
Apply the principles of universal design for learning to transition for students with disabilities with this groundbreaking guidebook. Schools across the country already use universal design for learning to improve all students’ access to the general curriculum and tap each learner’s individual strengths and now they’ll have a practical book that takes this powerful teaching… More Universal Design for Transition: A Roadmap for Planning and Instruction
Subtitle: How One Teenager, Her Parents, and Her Teacher View the Transition Process for a Young Person with Disabilities Profiles five points in the transition process (from the beginning of the senior year to one year post graduation) at each point in time we see the unique perspectives of the youth, the parent and the professional. Includes… More Whose Life Is It Anyway?