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Schaefer, John M.; Cannella-Malone, Helen; Brock, Matthew E. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
Building and maintaining positive social relationships is important to every young adult's quality of life. However, supporting the social inclusion of middle and high school students with severe disabilities can be extremely challenging. Moreover, promoting social inclusion in one classroom may have little impact on social outcomes in other…
Descriptors: Severe Disabilities, Inclusion, Middle School Students, High School Students
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Balcazar, Fabricio E.; Awsumb, Jessica; Dimpfl, Shawn; Langi, F. L. Fredrik G.; Lara, Jazmin – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
This study describes an intervention developed to implement several best transition practices with a high risk/high need population. In all, 116 students with disabilities from a charter school for dropouts participated. All students were interviewed at different points in time to track their progress as they completed the program. Records of…
Descriptors: Dropout Programs, Continuation Students, Minority Group Students, Youth Programs
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Lingo, Mindy E.; Williams-Diehm, Kendra L.; Martin, James E.; McConnell, Amber E. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
Special education teachers report lack of time and a shortage of appropriate curricula as reasons impeding implementation of transition education in their classrooms. However, research indicates school and postschool outcomes of students with disabilities improve significantly with transition instruction. The ME! Lessons for Teaching…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Self Determination, Skill Development, Case Method (Teaching Technique)
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Greene, Gary – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
The Individuals With Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA) requires that an Individualized Education Program (IEP) for students with disabilities, age 16 years and older, include age appropriate transition assessment results aligned with measurable postsecondary goals. This section of the IEP is typically known as an Individual Transition Plan…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Educational Quality, Educational Improvement, Disabilities
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May, Michael E.; Chitiyo, Jonathan; Goodin, Theresa; Mausey, Angie; Swan-Gravatt, Crystal – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
The current article describes the evaluation of a service-based learning model as part of a special education course focused on secondary programming for students with disabilities. A total of 42 preservice teachers and 21 high school juniors and seniors with disabilities actively participated in the service learning project at a local high…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Education
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Kellems, Ryan O.; Rickard, Tobias H.; Okray, Dana A.; Sauer-Sagiv, Leora; Washburn, Betsy – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of an iPad® as a prompting device for teaching five daily living skills to three young adults with disabilities. Identified target tasks were (a) making spaghetti, (b) cleaning the dining room, (c) making macaroni and cheese, (d) cleaning the front porch, (e) cleaning the back porch, (f)…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Daily Living Skills, Disabilities, Young Adults
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Zirkel, Perry A. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
Starting with a constructive critique of legal articles in special education journals concerning transition services under the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), this article presents an empirical analysis of relevant judicial rulings for the period 1990-2016 that shows a prevailing prodistrict approach that is not otherwise…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Educational Legislation, Disabilities, Equal Education
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Morningstar, Mary E.; Lombardi, Allison; Fowler, Catherine H.; Test, David W. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2017
In this qualitative study, a proposed organizing framework of college and career readiness for secondary students with disabilities was developed based on a synthesis of extant research articulating student success. The original proposed framework included six domains representing academic and nonacademic skills associated with college and career…
Descriptors: High School Students, Disabilities, College Readiness, Career Readiness
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Alhossan, Bandar A.; Trainor, Audrey A. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2017
This study investigated to what extent faculty members include and value transition curricula in special education preparation programs in Saudi Arabia. A web-based survey was conducted and sent to special education professors across 20 universities. Descriptive statistics and a t-test analysis generated three main findings: (a) Institutions…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Transitional Programs, Special Education
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Cavendish, Wendy – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2017
The role of gender, race/ethnicity, and disability category in the relationship between student perceptions of family support of personal growth and school facilitation of student involvement and the development of self-determination was examined in a sample of 190 diverse high school students with disabilities. Results indicated that both school…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Racial Differences, Ethnic Groups, Disabilities
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Sinclair, James; Kahn, Laurie G.; Rowe, Dawn A.; Mazzotti, Valerie L.; Hirano, Kara A.; Knowles, Christen – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2017
Sex education is not only a necessary component of public school curriculum, but it is also an important opportunity for students with and without disabilities to learn about their own development as emerging adults. Although comprehensive sex education is not federally mandated, many states and districts choose to offer some form of sex education…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Disabilities, Cooperative Planning, Program Development
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Alverson, Charlotte Y.; Yamamoto, Scott H. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2017
Research has consistently documented poor employment outcomes for young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Vocational rehabilitation (VR) services provide substantial federal and state commitments to individuals with disabilities to obtain and maintain employment. To date, little research has examined the relationship between VR services…
Descriptors: Employment Patterns, Outcomes of Education, Education Work Relationship, Vocational Rehabilitation
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Scheef, Andrew R.; Barrio, Brenda L.; Poppen, Marcus I. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2017
Under-employment for individuals with disabilities is a worldwide epidemic, which Singapore has addressed by significantly increasing employment rates for this population. Providing work experiences for youth with disabilities at community-based job sites has been shown to increase positive post-school employment outcomes. To provide these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, School Business Relationship, Job Training
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Lind, John; Poppen, Marcus; Murray, Christopher – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2017
Positive teacher-student relationships provide adolescents with disabilities the confidence to explore new challenges in and out of the classroom. Goal-setting and self-determination skills have been consistently shown to promote healthy transition adjustment among students with disabilities. Despite the growing awareness of the importance of…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Self Determination, Adolescents, Emotional Disturbances
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Sinclair, James; Bromley, Katherine W.; Shogren, Karrie A.; Murray, Christopher; Unruh, Deanne K.; Harn, Beth A. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2017
Self-determination skill development is a central construct in the field of secondary special education. Recently, there has been discussion to revisit the motivational theoretical roots that influence the conceptualization of self-determination in special education, and merge motivational theories with instructional practices. Self-determination…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Skill Development, Special Education, Motivation
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