Page 13: References & Additional Resources
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Cavin, M., Alper, S., Sinclair, T., & Sitlington, P. L. (2001). School to adult life: An analysis of transition programs serving youth with disabilities between 1986 and 1999. Journal for Vocational Special Needs Education, 23(3), 3–14.
Clark, G. M. (2007). Assessment for transitions planning, 2nd edition. Austin, TX: Pro-Ed.
Clark, G. M., Patton, J. R., & Moulton, L. R. (2000). Informal assessments for transition planning. Austin, TX: Pro-Ed.
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Garfinkel, L. (2000). Transition services under the IDEA: A practical guide to legal compliance. Horsham, PA: LRP Publications.
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Patton, J. R., Cronin, M. E., & Wood, S. J. (1999). Infusing real-life topics into existing curricula: Recommended procedures and instructional examples for the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Austin, TX: Pro-Ed.
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Articles and Books
Durodoye, B. A., Combes, B. H., & Bryant, R. M. (2004). Counselor intervention in the post-secondary planning of African American students with learning disabilities. Professional School Counseling, 7(3), 133–140.
This article addresses the awareness and flexibility required of school counselors who work with African American students with learning disabilities as they plan to transition from high school to post-secondary education. Appropriate interventions for ethnically diverse students are also discussed.
Gillis, L. L. (2006). Effective transition services for students with disabilities: Examining the roles of building principals and school counselors. Journal of School Counseling, 4(25). Retrieved August 3, 2007, from http://www.jsc.montana.edu/articles/v4n25.pdf
This article emphasizes the important roles building-level administrators and school counselors play in ensuring that students with disabilities are included in the many opportunities available to secondary students. It stresses the importance of the collaborative effort between students, parents, teachers, counselors, and principals.
Kosine, N. (December 16, 2005). Effective college transition planning for students with learning disabilities: What does the research tell us? (Center for School Counseling Outcome Research). School Counseling Research Brief 3.4.
This research brief reviews the implications of current research on transition procedures for students who have learning disabilities and who wish to move into post-secondary education. It also outlines a three-year program developed at the University of Minnesota that began in the students’ junior year of high school and continued through their first year of post-secondary education.
Luft, P., Brown, C. M., & Sutherin, L. J. (2007). Are you and your students bored with the benchmarks? Sinking under the standards? Teaching Exceptional Children, 39(6), 39–46.
This article describes and provides supporting research for the importance of incorporating students’ individual transition plans into daily instructional practices. It argues that, because transition plans address the individuals’ interests, needs, and preferences, using these plans will make instruction relevant to students’ lives. Therefore, students are more likely to be motivated and engaged while using authentic problem-solving strategies. The article offers many examples and other resources.
Milsom, A. M., & Hartley, M. T. (2005). Assisting students with learning disabilities transitioning to college: What school counselors should know. Professional School Counseling, 8(5), 436–441.
This article emphasizes the importance of the role of the school counselor in the successful transition to post-secondary education by high school students with learning disabilities. The authors examine the role of the counselor as an advocate, collaborator, and direct-service provider, and they review a sample implementation plan for the transition process.
Myers, H. N. F. (2005). How elementary school counselors can meet the needs of students with disabilities. Professional School Counseling, 8(5), 442–450.
This article presents the results of a study examining how elementary-school counselors meet the personal and social needs of students with disabilities. The study follows the ASCA National Model’s guidelines for meeting the diverse needs of all students. That is, the counselors work toward collaboration, serving in leadership roles, advocating for students, and using a variety of strategies to meet students’ needs.
College & Career Readiness & Success Center http://www.ccrscenter.org/
The College and Career Readiness and Success Center develops tools and products based on the latest practices and information related to college and career readiness and success issues. This center provides publications, reports, and other resources searchable by the Hot Topics drop-down menu of the Resource Database. Such Hot Topics include Data-Driven Decision Making and School Improvement as well as transition in the areas of middle school to high school, high school to college, high school to career, and college to career.
Division on Career Development and Transition http://community.cec.sped.org/dcdt/home
An organization whose goal is to provide information and assistance to increase efforts at aiding individuals with disabilities in career development and the transition to the world of work, DCDT offers resources on transition in practice, research articles, and overviews of relevant state and federal agencies, among much more.
Institute of Education Sciences. (2009, September). Helping students navigate the path to college: What high schools can do. Retrieved from https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/Docs/PracticeGuide/higher_ed_pg_091509.pdf
Among the most persistent problems in education are the barriers to higher education that exist for various groups of students, including those with disabilities. In response, the Institute of Education Sciences has produced this guide to help schools ameliorate many of these barriers. A panel of experts presents evidence-based recommendations on curricula, assessments, and assistance for families, among many others. Suggestions for how to carry out the recommendations include a wealth of helpful information.
National College Transition Network http://ici2.umn.edu/ntn
The National College Transition Network (NCTN) provides information and resources to more effectively facilitate transitions to college and career, especially among non-traditional students, veterans, and others who might tend to fall through the cracks. Visitors here will find information on promising practices, increased employment opportunities and engagement, professional development, and much more.
National Parent Center on Transition and Employment http://www.pacer.org/transition/
An outgrowth of the PACER Center, the National Parent Center on Transition and Employment offers an extensive array of resources for visitors that include video series, a resource library, an online learning center complete with information on legal rights for students and workers, and a lot more.
National Technical Assistance Center on Transition http://www.transitionta.org/
Dedicated to assisting state and local education agencies to facilitate greater and more efficient secondary transition, NTACT offers visitors to its online home a wide variety of resources and information, including transition planning resources, practice guides and data tools, practices and programs to increase the likelihood post-school success, among much else.
Occupational Information Network https://www.onetonline.org/
A search engine and occupational skills catalogue available for use by public employment agencies, jobseekers, teachers, and businesses, O*Net describes itself as “the nation’s primary source of occupational information.” Created as a replacement for the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (established in 1939), the Occupational Information Network cross-references job descriptions with the skills and attributes needed to carry out those occupations.