Autism and the Transition to Adulthood

Success Beyond the Classroom
Author: Paul Wehman,Marcia Datlow Smith
Publisher: Brookes Pub
ISBN: 9781557669582
Category: Education
Page: 285
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Outlines steps for empowering teens with autism to achieve their full potential, in a work that features forms, skills assessments, employment and postsecondary options, and benefits planning advice.

Helping Kids and Teens with ADHD in School

A Workbook for Classroom Support and Managing Transitions
Author: Joanne Steer,Kate Horstmann,Jason Edwards
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843106639
Category: Education
Page: 208
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This fun and interactive workbook is aimed at actively engaging young people with ADHD and supporting them as they negotiate the pitfalls of growing-up, and the transition to secondary or high school. Each chapter focuses on a different key issue affecting children with ADHD around the time of school transition.

Essentials of Transition Planning


Author: Paul Wehman
Publisher: Brookes Pub
ISBN: 9781598570984
Category: Education
Page: 181
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An invaluable one-stop guide to well-crafted transition plans, this book is a must for anyone supporting young people with disabilities as they cross the bridge to adulthood. Includes ready-to-use checklists and tools and practical, research-based guidanc

A Practical Guide to Autism

What Every Parent, Family Member, and Teacher Needs to Know
Author: Fred R. Volkmar,Lisa A. Wiesner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470394730
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 624
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Autism is in the public spotlight now more than ever as new research and information appears almost daily. Although in many ways this is a positive development it also presents challenges to families and practitioners who want to keep up with the latest developments and are left to sift through new information by themselves to see what is credible and relevant for them.Each of us needs a personal research assistant who can determine which information we need to pay attention to and let us know how it might affect our daily work and the children we are living with or serve. Since we each don’t have our own research assistants on staff, I am delighted to recommend this wonderful book by Fred Volkmar and Lisa Wiesner. Both of these talented professional leaders have combined their scientific skills and understanding of the field with great practical experience and ideas about how research can be translated into clinical practice. The result is a book that provides the best and most comprehensive information about recent scientific developments and a splendid practical guide for how they are being implemented and what we are learning in the process. The issues are presented in all of their complexity but translated into language that is clear, direct, and easy to follow. The format also lends itself to understanding the complex issues and their implications through excellent charts, question and answer sections, and chapters that vary from describing diagnostic issues to stating very specifically how to expand and evaluate the services one is receiving. The comprehensive references and lists of additional resources also add greatly to the overall package. As a professional dedicated to understanding scientific advances and helping families and teachers to utilize them most effectively, I am very pleased to have an ally like this book available. I am very grateful to the authors for providing a very credible, practical, and relevant addition to our field to help the many advocates and family practitioners to better understand the exciting new developments and how they can be implemented in our day to day work. Those taking the time to read through this superb volume will find it time well spent that pays back dividends in many different ways. —FOREWORD by Gary B. Mesibov, Ph.D., Professor and Director of TEACCH, Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication Handicapped Children University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Understanding Learning Disabilities

A Parent Guide and Workbook : for Parents, Teachers, Professionals, Advocates, and Others who Work with Or Come in Contact With, Individuals with Learning Disabilities
Author: Mary Louise Trusdell,Inge W. Horowitz
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780912752679
Category: Learning disabilities
Page: 254
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Teaching Mathematics to Middle School Students with Learning Difficulties


Author: Marjorie Montague,Asha K. Jitendra
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1593853068
Category: Education
Page: 178
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A highly practical resource for special educators and classroom teachers, this book provides specific instructional guidance illustrated with vignettes, examples, and sample lesson plans. Every chapter is grounded in research and addresses the nuts and bolts of teaching math to students who are not adequately prepared for the challenging middle school curriculum. Presented are a range of methods for helping struggling learners build their understanding of foundational concepts, master basic skills, and develop self-directed problem-solving strategies. While focusing on classroom instruction, the book also includes guidelines for developing high-quality middle school mathematics programs and evaluating their effectiveness.

7 Steps for Success

High School to College Transition Strategies for Students with Disabilities
Author: Elizabeth C. Hamblet
Publisher: Council For Exceptional Children
ISBN: 0865864675
Category: Education
Page: 163
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The transition from high school is challenging for any student, but for young adults with disabilities, it can be even more difficult. In addition to adjusting to increased academic demands in an environment where there is less structure and support, students have to navigate a disability services system that is very different from the one they knew in high school. But with the proper preparation, students can enjoy success! 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. As a bonus, it also offers answers to questions students with disabilities frequently ask about disclosing their disability in the admissions process.

Life Beyond the Classroom

Transition Strategies for Young People with Disabilities
Author: Paul Wehman
Publisher: Brookes Pub
ISBN: 9781598572322
Category: Education
Page: 584
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Get the fully revised fifth edition of the landmark transition textbook—now updated with new chapters on current topics, all the latest best practices and research, more practical strategies, and an unrivaled package of multimedia instructor material

Visual Support for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Materials for Visual Learners
Author: Vera Bernard-Opitz,Anne Häussler
Publisher: AAPC Publishing
ISBN: 9781934575826
Category: Education
Page: 228
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Combining their years of experience working with individuals on the autism spectrum, both here and around the world, authors Vera Bernard-Opitz and Anne Häußler bring teachers and other professionals practical ideas and teaching methods for offering visual supports to students with autism spectrum disorders and other visual learners. With hundreds of colorful illustrations and step-by-step directions, this book lays the foundation for how to structure teaching environments, as well as offers countless examples of activities for students, ranging from basic skills, to reading and math, to social behavior.

Transition to Postsecondary Education for Students With Disabilities


Author: Carol Kochhar-Bryant,Diane S. Bassett,Kristine W. Webb
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781412952798
Category: Education
Page: 237
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This comprehensive, practical book provides user-friendly tools for creating transition plans to help students with disabilities successfully put their goals into action and navigate postsecondary environments.

Developing College Skills in Students with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome


Author: Sarita Freedman
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857002921
Category: Psychology
Page: 224
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Going to college can be a daunting prospect for any young person, but for teenagers on the autism spectrum this is especially true. This book describes the unique needs that ASD students entering further or higher education are likely to have. The author identifies the key skill-sets they will need to develop in order to be successful in college and in life, and shows how they can be helped to develop these. She outlines the skills required for success in further and higher education in relation to the strengths and weaknesses of individuals with ASDs, and explains how those weaknesses can be ameliorated to enable success at college. Describing the unique accommodations and support that students with ASD will need, and the skills for which they will need particular help, she provides effective intervention strategies that can be implemented throughout the period leading up to college entrance. This book is essential reading for psychologists, special educators, educational therapists, high school teachers/career counselors, and other professionals supporting high school and college students on the autism spectrum. Parents of such students will also benefit from the ideas presented in this book.

Resources in Education


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: N.A
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High School Transition that Works!

Lessons Learned from Project SEARCH
Author: Maryellen Daston,J. Erin Riehle,Susie Rutkowski
Publisher: Brookes Pub
ISBN: 9781598572490
Category: Education
Page: 241
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Apply key principles and strategies from the highly successful Project SEARCH(r) model?and help young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities get, keep, and succeed at a fulfilling job of their choice.

Exceptional Child Education Resources


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Special education
Page: N.A
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Student-focused Conferencing and Planning


Author: Diane S. Bassett,Jean P. Lehmann
Publisher: Pro Ed
ISBN: 9780890798751
Category: Education
Page: 91
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The Special EDge


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Special education
Page: N.A
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Successful Kindergarten Transition

Your Guide to Connecting Children, Families & Schools
Author: Robert C. Pianta,Marcia Kraft-Sayre
Publisher: Brookes Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781557666154
Category: Education
Page: 124
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This how-to handbook with field-tested methods helps schools and programs make the transition to kindergarten smoother for young children and the professionals and families who care about them.

Asperger's and Girls

World-renowned Experts Join Those with Asperger's Syndrome to Resolve Issues that Girls and Women Face Every Day!
Author: Tony Attwood,Temple Grandin,Teresa Bolick
Publisher: Future Horizons
ISBN: 193256540X
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 150
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World-renowned experts join those with Asperger's Syndrome to resolve issues that girls and women face every day!

Achieving Successful Transitions for Young People with Disabilities

A Practical Guide
Author: Natalie Lackenby,Jill Hughes
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784500054
Category: Education
Page: 208
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This best practice guide provides a blueprint for managing seamless transitions between services for young people aged 16-25 with additional needs, including learning disabilities, physical disabilities, complex health needs and sensory impairments. The authors cover a wide range of transitions, including moving from children's to adult's services, from school to college, leaving education and gaining work experience and employment and supporting young people to live independently. They include key information on policy and legislation, the statutory duty of local authorities and health, housing and education agencies, and describe the impact of the new Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plans. With a wealth of practical, common sense guidance for navigating this complex area of work in a timely, efficient and cost-effective manner, the book will guide practitioners and students step-by-step through the process of managing transitions, highlighting best practice and providing evidence-based models to ensure the best possible outcomes for service users and their families. An essential resource for all those involved in supporting young people with additional needs through transitions, including social workers and social work students, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, health professionals and special education teachers.

Late, Lost and Unprepared

A Parents' Guide to Helping Children with Executive Functioning
Author: Joyce Cooper-Kahn,Laurie C. Dietzel
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781890627843
Category: Education
Page: 217
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The groundbreaking, nationally recognized Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC) provides rewarding learning and social opportunities for hundreds of people with intellectual disabilities. This new guide shows you how to use the innovative NCBC model to set up a successful book club where members read aloud together, improve literacy or read for the first time, and make lasting friendships as they discuss books every week at their local coffee shop or bookstore. Developed in 2002 by Tom Fish and his colleagues at The Ohio State University Nisonger Center, the NCBC program now boasts more than 100 clubs. The authors share their experience, providing the practical, nuts and bolts steps you need to take to get a book club up and running. Clubs include five to eight members all ages and literacy levels are welcome -- and discussion is facilitated by two trained volunteers. Much like other book clubs, NCBC members choose how they want to structure their club and which books they want to read. This book covers all aspects of sponsoring, organizing and implementing a book club in any community. Facilitators get title suggestions, learn how to manage their group, use strategies to initiate or improve reading skills, and encourage social interaction. NCBC also provides ongoing training and support to facilitators. A handy CR-rom included in the book provides several dozen key forms and templates, such as Member and Facilitator Intake Forms; End-of Book Survey, and Scale of Literary Skills. The enrichment of the NCBC experience continues to exceed the expectations of everyone involved; no club has every disbanded! In addition to improving their reading skills and making friends, participants become connected to their community because they go regularly to a social meeting place where all kinds of people gather. Dont wait to set-up a book club in your neighborhood The Next Chapter Book Club tells you how. Its easy and fun. Teachers, parents, social service providers and prospective members will want a copy.