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B 96472B 96472 100 Things Every College Student With a Disability Ought to Know
Grade Lvl: T Author: Johnson, Kendra / Hines, Trudie
Length: 230 Copyright: 2005

A self-orientation to college book written for students with disabilities (not just parents) that explains how-to-succeed. Helps students appreciate the significant transition involved in starting college, including its sometimes overwhelming, frustrating, and anxious feelings. Dr. Kendra Johnson and Trudie Hines interviewed hundreds of students with a range of disabilities to produce a collection of consumer-friendly suggestions, tips, and advice. Each chapter ends with a brief worksheet.
100 Things Every College Student With a Disability Ought to Know T  
B 96422B 96422 7 Steps for Success: High School to College Transition Strategies for Students with Disabilities
Grade Lvl: T Author: Hamblet, Elizabeth
Length: 163 Copyright: 2011

Guide describes the rights and responsibilities that students with disabilities have as they transition from high school to college. Explains the skills and strategies students should develop while they are in high school to ensure success when they reach college. By employing the voices of seasoned guidance counselors, admissions directors, disability coordinators and students with disabilities, this book addresses some of the most commonly asked questions about disability disclosure, the admissions essay, test score interpretation, the system for accommodations, and what “works” for students in college. It also includes practical suggestions regarding how to make the most of the campus visit and questions to ask the disability services coordinator.
7 Steps for Success: High School to College Transition Strategies for Stude T  
B 95795B 95795 Access and Inclusion for Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders: 'Let Me In'
Grade Lvl: T Author: Hesmondhalgh, Matthew / Breakey, Christine
Length: 247 Copyright: 2001

Based on their pioneering work at the King Ecgbert School, the authors explore the issues of access and inclusion in employment and education for children and young people with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD). They describe the challenges they faced in establishing and running an Integrated Resource for children with ASD, within a mainstream secondary school. The twenty-eight pupils at The Resource participate in the regular school curriculum, but also learn a wide range of additional life skills. These include road safety, work-place skills and using public transport as well as expressing feelings, making choices and learning from experience.
Access and Inclusion for Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders: 'Let Me T  
B 94466B 94466 Acquiring Mathematics Skills
Grade Lvl: T Author: Hunter, William
Length: 188 Copyright: 2001

Book A from the series The Learning Skills Series: Mathematics. Workbook is designed for older remedial and special needs students. Reproducible pages cover operations, money, graphing, fractions, and geometry.
Acquiring Mathematics Skills T  
B 95763B 95763 Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum: A Parent's Guide to the Cognitive, Social, Physical, and Transition Needs ofTeenagers with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Grade Lvl: T Author: Sicile-Kira, Chantal
Length: 268 Copyright: 2006

Offers information about the cognitive, emotional, social, and physical needs of adolescents with autistic disorders, covering health risks, treatments, social skills, sexuality, and other related topics.
Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum: A Parent's Guide to the Cognitive, Soci T  
B 95734B 95734 Adults on the Autism Spectrum Leave the Nest: Achieving Supported Independence
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 272 Copyright: 2009

Provides a guide for parents on how to prepare their children for adulthood, and describes in detail the kinds of services people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) need in order to live independently, away from the parental home. The author explains the importance of the cognitive abilities that enable us to regulate behavior and adapt to changing situations, known as Executive Functions, and how an individual's deficits in this area can be especially problematic in the adult world. The book provides approaches to managing Executive Function Deficits and describes an innovative therapeutic program that successfully allows adults with ASDs to live with their peers and develop meaningful adult relationships.
Adults on the Autism Spectrum Leave the Nest: Achieving Supported Independe T  
KM 11125KM 11125 AGS Everyday Life Skills
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2001

Textbook program is designed to assist older students (below grade level) in making the transition to life after high school. Content complies with IDEA by covering required transition areas. Each of the 13 chapters opens with a self-assessment checklist for students to use to assess their knowledge. Each vocabulary word is defined in a special box on the page where it first appears to help students with limited vocabulary skills. Chapters: A Healthy Lifestyle; Household Smarts; A Safe Lifestyle; Nutrition and Fitness; Emotional Health and Self-Advocacy; Financial Responsibilities; Accessing Computer Technology; Social Awareness; Express Yourself; Career Planning; The Employment Setting; The Educational Setting; and Other Areas of Transition. Contents: teacher's edition, student textbook, workbook, and pocket guide. Two-week loan period.
AGS Everyday Life Skills T  
B 95807B 95807 Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence: Practical Solutions for School Success
Grade Lvl: T Author: Myles, Brenda Smith / Adreon, Diane
Length: 227 Copyright: 2001

Book starts with an overview of those characteristics of AS that make adolescence particularly challenging and difficult. Look at strategies and supports for a successful school experience for students with AS at the middle and secondary levels.
Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence: Practical Solutions for School Success T  
DVD 2841DVD 2841 Asperger Syndrome and Employment: A Personal Guide to Succeeding at Work
Grade Lvl: ST Author: Dubin, Nick
Length: 43 Copyright: 2007

People with Asperger Syndrome (AS) can find it difficult to work in an environment that involves socialization with colleagues or a lack of routine. However, Asperger Syndrome and Employment shows how success in the workplace is possible with perseverance and with the right supports and strategies in place. Nick Dubin discusses his own experiences at work and highlights challenges common among employees with AS. The DVD also includes interviews with Nick's former employers who assess his strengths and weaknesses, as well as commentary from Gail Hawkins (author of the JKP book How to Find Work that Works for People with Asperger Syndrome) who relates Nick's experiences to those she sees in her work with people with AS.
Asperger Syndrome and Employment: A Personal Guide to Succeeding at Work ST  
B 96608B 96608 Asperger Syndrome And Employment: Adults Speak Out About Asperger Syndrome
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 176 Copyright: 2008

The adults with AS in this book explore the issues surrounding employment, providing advice and insights for others with AS, as well as their employers and colleagues. Drawing on personal experience and lessons learned, Asperger Syndrome and Employment looks at: the transition from education to employment; the importance of matching skills to career choices; practical coping strategies for employees with AS in the workplace; advice for employers, including the need to make 'reasonable adjustments' to avoid discrimination; and, ways in which employment services ought to work for people with AS.
Asperger Syndrome And Employment: Adults Speak Out About Asperger Syndrome T  
B 95852B 95852 Asperger Syndrome and Employment: What People With Asperger Syndrome Really Really Want
Grade Lvl: T Author: Hendrickx, Sarah
Length: 149 Copyright: 2009

Presents the views of a number of individuals with AS. They explain what works and what doesn't work; identify real difficulties and potential solutions, and provide practical advice on how to create the job & the working environment that nurtures the strengths of people with AS, and minimizes the areas that are problematic.
Asperger Syndrome and Employment: What People With Asperger Syndrome Really T  
B 95967B 95967 Asperger Syndrome Employment Workbook: An Employment Workbook for Adults with Asperger Syndrome
Grade Lvl: T Author: Meyer, Roger
Length: 319 Copyright: 2001

This workbook is designed as a self-paced guide for mature adults with Asperger Syndrome. Guide assists the reader to compose his/her autobiographical work history based upon understanding the impact of Asperger Syndrome on their employment experiences.
Asperger Syndrome Employment Workbook: An Employment Workbook for Adults wi T  
DVD 2840DVD 2840 Asperger Syndrome for Dads: Becoming An Even Better Father To Your Child With Asperger Syndrome
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 26 Copyright: 2004

Offers practical actions you can take to better understand your child, deal with tantrums and meltdowns, make outings more manageable and pleasant, help your child absorb information and learn the lessons you want to teach, generate support from family and friends, create family fun, find and encourage your child's strengths, help him prepare for adulthood, and more.
Asperger Syndrome for Dads: Becoming An Even Better Father To Your Child Wi T  
B 95317B 95317 Asperger's on the Job: Must-Have Advice For People With Asperger's or High Functioning Autism and Their Employers, Educators, and Advocates
Grade Lvl: T Author: Simone, Rudy
Length: 156 Copyright: 2010

Rudy Simone, an adult with Asperger's Syndrome and an author, consultant, and musician, created this guide to help employers, educators, and therapists accommodate this growing population, and to help people with Asperger’s find and keep gainful employment. Rudy's advice is based on her personal experiences and the experiences of over 50 adults with Asperger's, in addition to their employers and experts in the field. Discusses interviewing, social blunders, sensory issues, challenges, and other related topics.
Asperger's on the Job: Must-Have Advice For People With Asperger's or High T  
B 95822B 95822 Asperger's Syndrome And Sexuality: From Adolescence Through Adulthood
Grade Lvl: T Author: Henault, Isabelle
Length: 208 Copyright: 2006

In this guide, Isabelle Henault delivers practical information and advice on issues ranging from puberty and sexual development, gender identity disorders, couples' therapy to guidelines for sex education programs and maintaining sexual boundaries. Book is for parents, teachers, counselors and individuals with AS themselves. Human sexuality. Sexual relations.
Asperger's Syndrome And Sexuality: From Adolescence Through Adulthood T  
B 94196B 94196 Assess for Success : A Practitioner's Handbook on Transition Assessment (2nd Edition)
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 163 Copyright: 2007

By Patricia l. Sitlington, Debra A. Neubert, Wynne H. Begun, Richard C. Lombard, and Pamela J. Leconte. Handbook is designed to be used by everyone on the IEP team (student, family, educators, and adult providers) as they assist a student of any disability and functioning level in meeting goals for the future. Seven chapters: Overview of Transition Assessment; Career Development as as Context for Transition Assessment; The Role of Self-Determination in the Transition Assessment Process; Using Outcomes of Assessment for IEP Planning; Roles of key Players; Methods of Gathering Information; and Matching Students to Environments: Making Transition Assessment a Success.
Assess for Success : A Practitioner's Handbook on Transition Assessment (2n T  
B 95072B 95072 Attainment's Life Skill Lesson: 650 Ready-to-Use Transition Activities
Grade Lvl: T Author: Glisan, Ellen McPeek
Length: 248 Copyright: 2008

Collection of guided lesson plans to support transition students with mild to moderate disabilities. Each of the activities takes only five minutes to complete. Five categories of lessons align with the general curriculum: Math, Social Studies, Science/Health, Expressive Literacy, and Receptive Literacy.
Attainment's Life Skill Lesson: 650 Ready-to-Use Transition Activities T  
B 95732B 95732 Autism & the Transition to Adulthood: Success Beyond the Classroom
Grade Lvl: T Author: Wehman, Paul / Smith, Marcia Datlow
Length: 285 Copyright: 2009

Describes strategies to transition students with autism from the classroom environment into adulthood, and discusses how to access individual skills and goals, the importance of positive behavior support, college preparation, employment strategies, benefits planning, and other topics.
Autism & the Transition to Adulthood: Success Beyond the Classroom T  
B 95700B 95700 Autism Spectrum And Further Education: A Guide to Good Practice
Grade Lvl: T Author: Breakey, Christine
Length: 208 Copyright: 2006

This guide for professionals working with students with autism spectrum conditions (ASCs) in further education meets the increasing demand for information and support on this subject. Christine Breakey provides useful guidelines and practical advice on teaching young adults successfully and confidently, emphasising the development of resources and practical skills for use specifically in further education (FE) colleges. The author covers all the key areas and offers strategies and solutions for communicating effectively, helping students to manage transition, and understanding and minimising the causes of ASC behaviours as well as teaching social skills and ASC self-awareness. The Autism Spectrum and Further Education will be a vital resource for professionals in FE institutions who have to meet the needs of young adults with ASCs.
Autism Spectrum And Further Education: A Guide to Good Practice T  
B 96693B 96693 Autism Spectrum Disorder and the Transition into Secondary School: A Handbook for Implementing Strategies in the Mainstream School Setting
Grade Lvl: T Author: Murin, Marianna / Hellriegel, Josselyn
Length: 208 Copyright: 2016

Practical handbook provides everything schools need to make the transition to secondary school as smooth and successful as possible for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The first part of the book explains how to create individualized transition plans for each child, and describes how school staff can collaborate successfully with parents and carers. Part two contains photocopiable resources for use directly with pupils on the autism spectrum that help to address their most frequent support needs, including sensory sensitivities, anxiety issues and difficulties with planning and organization. The resources can be used in a pick and choose way based on the individual needs of the child. Developed and trialled extensively by the Social Communication Disorders Clinic at Great Ormond Street Hospital, this handbook will be an invaluable resource for SENCOs, teachers, autism support workers, educational psychologists and other professionals working with pupils with ASD.
Autism Spectrum Disorder and the Transition into Secondary School: A Handbo T  
B 95698B 95698 Autism, Access and Inclusion on the Front Line: Confessions of an Autism Anorak
Grade Lvl: T Author: Hesmondhalgh, Matthew
Length: 159 Copyright: 2006

The author, a professional teacher and advocate for young people with autism spectrum disorders, describes some of the work that still needs to be done to provide a system of lifelong support for people with autism, and provides case studies of autistic young people and their parents who have struggled for inclusion.
Autism, Access and Inclusion on the Front Line: Confessions of an Autism An T  
B 95616B 95616 Becoming Remarkably Able: Walking the Path to Talents, Interests, and Personal Growth for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Related Disabilities
Grade Lvl: T Author: Marquette, Jackie
Length: 265 Copyright: 2007

Walking the Path is a model designed to guide youth with autism spectrum disorders to identify their gifts and strengths. The model leads youth into active community involvement during the transition from adolescence to adulthood and provides emotional support throughout the process. With a focus on increased capability and independence, the guide/workbook helps establish goals and paths to pursue in the quest for self-value and a true quality of life beyond high school. The process is applicable to all levels of ASD.
Becoming Remarkably Able: Walking the Path to Talents, Interests, and Perso T  
KM 8634KM 8634 BRIGANCE Transition Skills Activities
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2012

Helps educators deliver data-driven instruction to build students' skills in key transition areas. Each lesson includes a variety of activities and modifications to support a broad range of student abilities and interests. Covers the following skill areas: Post-Secondary Education/Training; Employmen; Independent Living; and Community Participation. Provides more than 250 activities in lessons directly aligned to assessments in the Transition Skills Inventory (TSI). Each lesson encompasses several activities and modifications to support a wide range of student interests and abilities. Activities address real-life experiences and support classroom-based and community-based instruction. More than 200 extension activities extend classroom learning and reinforce each lesson. Discussion questions engage students and encourage class participation. Contents: manual and student books. Circulation restricted to Keystone AEA Special Education staff.
BRIGANCE Transition Skills Activities T  
KM 8635KM 8635 BRIGANCE Transition Skills Inventory
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2010

Helps educators easily assess independent living, employment, and additional post-secondary skills to support transition planning for middle- and high-school students. Determine present level of performance in transition skills. Develop transition goals and objectives for IEPs that meet IDEA requirements. Assess a wide range of student abilities. Monitor and report progress toward transition goals. Deliver data-driven instruction. Meet reporting requirements with optional Online Management System. Includes more than one hundred in-depth criterion-referenced assessments covering four important transition skill areas: Academic Skills—supports planning for post-secondary education or training; Post-Secondary Opportunities—includes both employment and education/training; Independent Living—covers a wide range of topics, including food, clothing, housing, and finance; and Community Participation—includes how to interact with community resources, as well as skills related to good citizenship. Contents: manual and record books. Circulation restricted to Keystone AEA Special Education staff.
BRIGANCE Transition Skills Inventory T  
B 94472B 94472 Career Ladders for Challenged Youths in Transition from School to Adult Life
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 164 Copyright: 1993

Chapters: Six Principles of Effective Transition Programming; The Community Classroom; The Employment Skills Workshop; Postsecondary Services for Youths in Transition; Site Development for Community Classrooms; and A Historical Perspectives of Transition: Blueprints for Systems Change.
Career Ladders for Challenged Youths in Transition from School to Adult Lif T  
B 95824B 95824 Career Training and Personal Planning for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Practical Resource for Schools
Grade Lvl: T Author: Lundine, Vicki / Smith, Catherine
Length: 192 Copyright: 2006

A guide to helping a student with autism spectrum disorder plan for a career and transition from school to employment that discusses community work placement, the role of parents, self-awareness, life skills, decision making, goal setting, problem solving, occupational searches, portfolios, and other related topics.
Career Training and Personal Planning for Students with Autism Spectrum Dis T  
B 95577B 95577 Children with Disabilities, Seventh Edition
Grade Lvl: T Author: Batshaw, Mark / Roizen, Nancy
Length: 868 Copyright: 2013

Offers practitioners who work with children with disabilities and their families an overview of common disorders, research related to a wide range of disabilities, developmental patterns, movement disorders, testing and screening, toxins, fetal infections, psychiatric disorders, and other related topics. Edited by Mark L. Batshaw, Nancy J. Roizen, & Gaetano R. Lotrecchiano.
Children with Disabilities, Seventh Edition T  
KM 12987KM 12987 Choosing Outcomes and Accomodations for Children (COACH): A Guide to Educational Planning for Students with Disabilities, Third Edition
Grade Lvl: T Author: Giancreco, Michael F / Cloninger, Chigee J
Length: 209 Copyright: 2011

COACH 3rd edition is the educational planning choice for students ages 3–21 in supported general education settings. rofessionals and families will have an effective process to help them collaborate on individualized educational plans that promote inclusive opportunities for students with a range of developmental disabilities. Education teams will discover how to: •Implement a collaborative and family-centered approach to teamwork •Explore the current and future status of valued life outcomes •Identify appropriate curriculum areas to assess •Rate and select high-priority learning outcomes to be targets of instruction •Determine which aspects of the general education curriculum should be targets of instruction •Choose the supports students need to reach their goals •Develop meaningful annual goals and short-term objectives that reflect each student's individual priorities •Create a program-at-a-glance that keeps critical information handy throughout the school day COACH comes with the essential materials educators need to engage in collaborative educational planning. Ready-to-use, fillable forms and tools—now on CD-ROM for easy access—help educators organize goals and objectives, determine their students' learning styles, schedule class activities, plan and adapt instruction, evaluate the impact of instruction on student outcomes, and more. To model successful COACH implementation, this book also walks readers through three complete examples of the COACH process for a kindergartner, an elementary school student, and a transition-age teenager. With this streamlined planning process, educators and families will ensure that each student's education plan has real substance, addresses individual goals, and leads directly to positive, meaningful outcomes.
Choosing Outcomes and Accomodations for Children (COACH): A Guide to Educat T  
B 94481B 94481 Critical Reading and Thinking Skills, Book Two
Grade Lvl: ST Author: Barnes, Don
Length: 120 Copyright: 2001

Provides stories and articles written at RL grades 8 and above. Seven units: Identifying the Main Idea; Citing Evidence; Determining the Purpose of Communication; Predicting Outcomes; Judging the Relevance of Information; Cause and Effect Relationships; and Review: Putting It All Together. Each selection is followed by a question and discussion section. Reproducible pages.
Critical Reading and Thinking Skills, Book Two ST  
B 97029B 97029 Demystifying Transition Assessment
Grade Lvl: T Author: Thoma, Colleen A / Tamura, Ronald
Length: 150 Copyright: 2013

Demystify the what, when, why, and how of collecting transition assessment data—and using the results to help students with disabilities prepare for adulthood.
Demystifying Transition Assessment T  
B 95320B 95320 Developing College Skills in Students with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome
Grade Lvl: T Author: Freedman, Sarita
Length: 224 Copyright: 2010

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.
Developing College Skills in Students with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome T  
B 94787B 94787 Down Syndrome Transition Handbook
Grade Lvl: T Author: Simons, Jo Ann
Length: 289 Copyright: 2010

Subtitle: Charting Your Child's Course to Adulthood. Covers: Overview of the transition process; Postsecondary options; Residential options; Financial issues; Legal issues and guardianship; High school, IEPs, and transition goals; Training and employment; Transportation; Health care; and Family and community.
Down Syndrome Transition Handbook T  
B 95711B 95711 Employment for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome or Non-Verbal Learning Disability: Stories and Strategies
Grade Lvl: T Author: Fast, Yvona
Length: 336 Copyright: 2004

With practical and technical advice on everything from job-hunting to interview techniques, from 'fitting in' in the workplace to whether or not to disclose a diagnosis, this book guides people with NLD or AS through the employment field. Includes information for employers, agencies, and careers counselors, including an analysis of typical strengths, and how to use these positively in the workplace. Practical information and resource material is supported by numerous case studies to inspire and advise.
Employment for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome or Non-Verbal Learning Di T  
KM 8632KM 8632 Enderle-Severson Rating Scale
Grade Lvl: T Author: Severson, Susan / Enderle, Jon
Length: 0 Copyright: 2006

Transition assessment is important to adequately addressing the "needs, preferences, and interests" of learners with disabilities who prepare to exit the educational system to become successful adults in community environments. ESTR Publications provides you with transition assessment instruments for learners with mild disabilities and moderate to severe disabilities to include parent forms for gathering information about learners in nonschool environments. Our manual, Transition Planning in the Schools: Using the Enderle-Severson Transition Rating Scales provides a historical background of transition, a chapter on "best practices", instructions on administering the ESTR Scales, instructions on addressing transition through the IEP process, case studies, and reliability and validity information of the ESTR Scales. Contents: manual and three different protocols: ESTR-S, Tan (for learners with severe/multiple impairments); ESTR-J Revised, Lavender (for learners with MILD disabilities); and ESTR-III, Pink (for learners with MORE disability). Circulation restricted to Keystone AEA Special Education staff.
Enderle-Severson Rating Scale T  
B 96196B 96196 Engaging and Empowering Families in Secondary Transition: A Practitioner's Guide
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 153 Copyright: 2009

Guide includes tools for assessing families' and practitioners' engagement in practices that promote positive post-school outcomes for youth with disabilities. Guide gives schools and agencies planning tools and practical strategies to foster family partnerships in five dimensions: collaborators in the IEP process; instructors in their youth's emergent independence; peer mentors; evaluators and decision-makers; and systems-change agents.
Engaging and Empowering Families in Secondary Transition: A Practitioner's T  
B 95109B 95109 Essentials of Transition Planning
Grade Lvl: T Author: Wehman, Paul
Length: 181 Copyright: 2011

Identifies the steps involved in helping students who receive special education services make the transition from school to independent living, a real job, and other aspects of entering adulthood, providing an overview of law and policy related to transition planning, offering guidelines for developing a transition curriculum, looking at the elements of a transition individualized education program (IEP), and discussing the implementation of the IEP.
Essentials of Transition Planning T  
B 96074B 96074 Everyday Reading: Graphs, Charts, and Forms
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 128 Copyright: 2004

Worktext for grades 6-12 is written at a lower reading level. Covers: bar graphs; pie charts; sports statistics; information maps; size charts; telephone bills; utility bills; forms; information charts; information tables; comparison charts; and stock market reports
Everyday Reading: Graphs, Charts, and Forms T  
B 96080B 96080 Everyday Reading: Information Tools
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 128 Copyright: 2004

Worktext for grades 6-12 is written at a lower reading level. Covers: bus schedules; telephone books; recipes; dictionaries; indexes; tables of contents; movie schedules; packing slips; bank statements; TV schedules; road maps; and product instructions.
Everyday Reading: Information Tools T  
B 96081B 96081 Everyday Reading: Newspaper Awareness
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 128 Copyright: 2004

Worktext for grades 6-12 is written for lower level readers. Covers: comics and political cartoons; headlines; retail ads; want ads; help-wanted ads; weather forecasts; advice columns; letters-to-the-editor; editorials; sports articles; front page articles; and news summaries.
Everyday Reading: Newspaper Awareness T  
B 96082B 96082 Everyday Reading: Personal Commitments
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 128 Copyright: 2004

Worktext for grades 6-12 is written for lower level readers. Covers: invoices; organizational rules; equipment rental agreements; medical bills; government forms; credit card policies; leases; membership contracts; vehicle rental agreements; banking agreements; household service agreements; and technology service contracts.
Everyday Reading: Personal Commitments T  
B 96168B 96168 Finding and Keeping a Job
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 532 Copyright: 1999

Subtitle: A Course of Study for Secondary Students by JoyceAnn Munson Welsh, Speech/Language Pathologist; Linda Quinn, Work Experience Coordinator. Purpose of text is to define career goals, strengthen job-seeking skills and vocational communication skills, and to prepare students for transition into the adult world. Appropriate for any high school grade level. Some sections are useful for junior high or middle school students as well.
Finding and Keeping a Job T  
B 94475B 94475 Follow-Up Studies: A Practitioner's Handbook
Grade Lvl: T Author: Sitlington, Patricia
Length: 69 Copyright: 1998

Explains in a nontechnical manner how to conduct follow-up studies of individuals with special needs or disabilities. The individual chapters take the reader through the step-by-step process of designing and carrying out a follow-up study. Includes information about deciding what one wants to know about the individuals to be surveyed and describes how to put the collected data to work for the school system. School to work transition--evaluation--methodology. From the Transition Series.
Follow-Up Studies: A Practitioner's Handbook T  
B 96980B 96980 From High School to College: Steps to Success for Students With Disabilities
Grade Lvl: T Author: Hamblet, Elizabeth C
Length: 202 Copyright: 2017

Updated to include recent research and reflections from students, transition specialists, and families, this new edition of 7 Steps for Success continues to be the leading resource for preparing students with disabilities for post-secondary education. From an examination of the differences in support at the secondary and post-secondary levels, to developing both academic and non-cognitive skills, to how to find the right match between student and institution, this book provides everything students and their families and education team with everything they need to know about the process.
From High School to College: Steps to Success for Students With Disabilitie T  
B 96780B 96780 Get A Job: Finding, Getting, and Keeping a Job
Grade Lvl: T Author: Carroll, Joan
Length: 96 Copyright: 2001

Workbook is designed to provide students with the basic information they will need in order to make good decisions relating to work and jobs. Provides the teacher with structure, activities, and resources that can be expanded or used as is with students. Reproducible pages.
Get A Job: Finding, Getting, and Keeping a Job T  
B 95542B 95542 Getting the Most Out of IEPs: An Educator's Guide to the Student-Directed Approach
Grade Lvl: T Author: Thoma, Colleen / Wehman, Paul
Length: 269 Copyright: 2010

Contains essays that provide strategies for using the student-directed approach to IEPs, discussing student awareness of and involvement in the process, annual goals, assistive technology, communicating with team members, evaluating progress, and other related topics. Student participation in curriculum planning.
Getting the Most Out of IEPs: An Educator's Guide to the Student-Directed A T  
B 95991B 95991 Going Out and About: A Community Based Educational Program
Grade Lvl: T Author: Daniels, Kari / Schaper, Connie
Length: 156 Copyright: 1998

Program has reproducible activities that take place out in the community. The worksheets included are designed to reinforce some of the skills that are practiced during the community trips. Uses communication boards. Activities relate to recreation, health, safety and independent living. Each chapter focuses on a specific establishment found in most communities: grocery store; department store; restaurant; gas station; post office; library; bowling alley; hotel; doctor's office/hospital; police/ fire department.
Going Out and About: A Community Based Educational Program T  
B 94478B 94478 Great Resume, Application, and Interview Skills
Grade Lvl: ST Author: Byers, Ann
Length: 64 Copyright: 2008

Provides practical guidance and tips for the job search process, covering search methods, resumes, applications, and interviewing, and includes an annotated list of further resources. Job hunting. From the series Work Readiness. Follett RL 5.4.
Great Resume, Application, and Interview Skills ST  
B 95968B 95968 Guiding Your Teenager with Special Needs through the Transition from School to Adult Life: Tools for Parents
Grade Lvl: T Author: Korpi, Mary
Length: 144 Copyright: 2008

A practical guide for helping special needs teenagers make the transition into adulthood, providing help in locating adult programs, employment, and recreational opportunities.
Guiding Your Teenager with Special Needs through the Transition from School T  
B 94395B 94395 Handbook of Career Planning for Students with Special Needs (3rd Ed)
Grade Lvl: T Author: Harrington, Thomas
Length: 541 Copyright: 2004

Twenty-three American specialists contribute 14 chapters addressing the 13 competencies identified by the National Occupational Information Coordinating Committee (NOICC)(1995) as basic to effective performance by career development practitioners. Coverage includes career theory and process; the individual and society; a treatment planning model and impact of contemporary issues; vocational planning, career assessment, and informational resources; and delivery of services.
Handbook of Career Planning for Students with Special Needs (3rd Ed) T  
B 95895B 95895 High School Transition that Works: Lessons Learned from Project SEARCH
Grade Lvl: T Author: Daston, Maryellen / Riehle, J. Erin
Length: 241 Copyright: 2012

Offers practical strategies, tips, case studies, and materials to help apply the key principles of the Project SEARCH model, a highly successful business-led internship program that prepares students for competitive, integrated employment.
High School Transition that Works: Lessons Learned from Project SEARCH T  
B 95712B 95712 How to Find Work that Works for People with Asperger Syndrome: The Ultimate Guide for Getting People with Asperger Syndrome into the Workplace (and keeping them there!)
Grade Lvl: T Author: Hawkins, Gail
Length: 319 Copyright: 2004

Gail Hawkins guides readers through the entire process of gaining employment, from building a supportive team, identifying and addressing workplace challenges, to securing an appropriate post. Includes practical tips on topics such as finding potential employers and creating a dazzling CV, as well as sensitive advice on assessing when somebody is ready for work, and how, when and where to disclose a disability to an employer.
How to Find Work that Works for People with Asperger Syndrome: The Ultimate T  
KM 12193KM 12193 Implementing Ongoing Transitions Plans for the IEP: A Student-Driven Approach to IDEA Mandates
Grade Lvl: T Author: McPartland, Pat
Length: 134 Copyright: 2005

This text uses a student-driven approach to fulfill IDEA mandates. It presents a comprehensive program for graduation-track special education students. It focuses on the seven areas mandated by IDEA: Functional assessment, daily living skills, post-school adult living, employment, community experiences, related services and instructions. Each area has a sequence of skills and behaviors written as objectives that teachers, parents and students review for inclusion in the IEP. A ready-to-go, yet easy to personalize pre-IEP assessment starts the process. Book has reproducible pages. Includes a CD with printable pdf.
Implementing Ongoing Transitions Plans for the IEP: A Student-Driven Approa T  
B 95740B 95740 Inclusive Programming for High School Students with Autism or Asperger's Syndrome: Making Inclusion Work for Everyone!
Grade Lvl: T Author: Wagner, Sheila
Length: 392 Copyright: 2009

A comprehensive guide to helping students diagnosed with autism or Asperger's syndrome develop the social and academic skills they will need as adults. Part I: High School, Here We Come!; Part II: Educational Issues; Part III: Behavior Programming; Part IV: The Social Scene; Part V: Adaptive/Vocational Options; Part VI: Transitioning to the Adult World.
Inclusive Programming for High School Students with Autism or Asperger's Sy T  
B 96991B 96991 Individual Transition Plans: The Teacher's Curriculum Guide for Helping Youth With Special Needs 2nd Edition
Grade Lvl: T Author: Wehman, Paul
Length: 361 Copyright: 2002

Provides dozens of sample transition plans necessary for designing school-to-adult programs. Special education - Transition resource.
Individual Transition Plans: The Teacher's Curriculum Guide for Helping You T  
KM 10819KM 10819 Informal Assessments for Transition Kit
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2008

Contents: three books. 1. Informal Assessments for Transition: Employment and Career Planning. 60 assessments provide data in four areas (interests and preferences; abilities and skills; career exploration; and job search and securing). 2. Informal Assessments for Transition: Independent Living and Community Participation. Assessment instruments can be used to obtain data in many planning areas (communication; interpersonal kills, self-advocacy and self-determination; daily living skills; health; community participation; leisure; and transportation). 3. Informal Assessments for Transition: Postsecondary Education and Training. Assessments help determine students' preferences for postsecondary training, the fit with particular types of institutions and the need for accommodations and modifications. Two-week loan period.
Informal Assessments for Transition Kit T  
KM 12013KM 12013 Informal Assessments for Transition Planning, Second Edition
Grade Lvl: T Author: Erickson, Amy S. Gaumer / Clark, Gary M.
Length: 167 Copyright: 2013

Book is an assessment resource that school-based personnel can use to determine or confirm transition strengths, preferences, interests, and needs for appropriate transition planning in the IEP. This resource can be used as a way to extend and/or confirm information derived from the Transition Planning Inventory-Second Edition (TPI-2) or as a stand-alone material to do initial probes of strengths, preferences, interests, and needs that will engage students and parents in the process of self-assessment and planning for their IEP meetings. Informal Assessments for Transition Planning, Second Edition is a practical and useful resource in the IEP transition planning process for: obtaining and confirming assessment information establishing some basic estimates of present level of functional achievement providing a set of motivating and engaging activities for classroom or home documenting students' strengths, preferences, interests, and needs. Includes a CD-ROM with reproducible forms.
Informal Assessments for Transition Planning, Second Edition T  
B 97028B 97028 Integrating Transition Planning into the IEP Process
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 160 Copyright: 2010

Written for the educator new to transition, this edition provides critical information including a thorough introduction to transition planning in a user-friendly question-and-answer format. Chapters include: legislation; self-determination; transition assessments; curriculum decision-making; support services; interagency planning; program evaluation; and resources.
Integrating Transition Planning into the IEP Process T  
B 94663B 94663 Job Planner: A Guide to Career Planning
Grade Lvl: T Author: Jew, Wing
Length: 96 Copyright: 1987

This career planning guide presents a systematic approach to choosing a career designed to help students understand the personal and environmental influences involved in job selection. The first of eight units in the guide encourages students to examine their work interest. Focusing on experiences, unit 2 helps students recognize the value of their past experiences in gaining employment. The third unit is designed to help students examine their preferences regarding working conditions. Unit 4 requires students to rank the following values in importance to them: money, fame, power, adventure, caring, creativity, and beauty. Units 5 and 6 encourage the student to examine pay and expenses and to practice in occupational decision making through the weighing of alternatives. In the seventh unit, students are asked to look at their own attitudes and to recognize how attitudes influence job performance. In the final unit students are asked to set some goals and make plans for reaching these goals. The guidebook concludes with an abbreviated job guide that offers students a brief introduction to jobs that might be most readily available to young people with limited formal education. Nine student inventories are included. Reproducible pages.
Job Planner: A Guide to Career Planning T  
B 90994B 90994 Keys to the Workplace
Grade Lvl: T Author: Callahan, Michael
Length: 275 Copyright: 1997

Subtitle: Skills and Supports for People with Disabilities by Michael J. Callahan and J. Bradley Garner. Introduces a process for developing and carrying out individualized, effective job search plans. Presents step-by-step instructions for teaching employees, analyzing tasks, motivating workers, and collecting data on jobs and employee performance. Vocational rehabilitation. Sheltered workshops.
Keys to the Workplace T  
B 95876B 95876 Life and Love: Positive Strategies for Autistic Adults
Grade Lvl: T Author: Zaks, Zosia
Length: 367 Copyright: 2006

Written for adults on the spectrum and those involved parents, spouses, friends this book is divided into two sections: life and love. In the life section, the author describes and suggests concrete ways to deal with some of the issues and problems faced by those on the autism spectrum. Examples include how to accommodate sensory issues, maintain a home, and manage a career. In the love section, instead of focusing on one topic, the author includes a broad spectrum of suggestions for different types of relationships and weaves these together with the core concept of self-esteem.
Life and Love: Positive Strategies for Autistic Adults T  
B 95601B 95601 Life Beyond the Classroom: Transition Strategies for Young People with Disabilities, Fifth Edition
Grade Lvl: T Author: Wehman, Paul
Length: 584 Copyright: 2013

A comprehensive guide that provides support for young people with disabilities during their transition away from the classroom, and discusses postsecondary education, assistive technology, customized employment, and other related topics.
Life Beyond the Classroom: Transition Strategies for Young People with Disa T  
KM 11713KM 11713 Life Skills Academics: Health
Grade Lvl: T Author: Glisan, Ellen McPeek
Length: 0 Copyright: 2003

Subtitle: Making Healthy Choices in Everyday Life. Book contents: Unit 1: Risky Behaviors; 2. Personal Hygiene; 3. Mental health; 4. First Aid; and 5. Illness. Each unit has a story followed by discussion questions and follow-up activities. Reproducible pages. Contents: book and CD with printable worksheets. Two-week loan period.
Life Skills Academics: Health T  
B 95875B 95875 Life Skills Activities for Secondary Students with Special Needs, 2nd edition
Grade Lvl: T Author: Mannix, Darlene
Length: 0 Copyright: 2009

A collection of illustrated activity sheets, discussion questions, applied exercises, and evaluation suggestions for teaching life skills to special needs students in grades six through twelve (primarily directed toward middle school or younger high school students); providing more than 190 specific activities in six skill areas. Part one: Self-Awareness; Part two: People Skills; Part three: Academic & School Skills; Part four: Practical Living Skills; Part five: Vocational Skills; Part six: Problem-Solving Skills. Contains reproducible pages.
Life Skills Activities for Secondary Students with Special Needs, 2nd editi T  
B 96155B 96155 LifeSchool 2000 Community Resources
Grade Lvl: JST Author:
Length: 541 Copyright: 1994

Adult education module from the LifeSchool 2000 program. Module has materials and activities for reading levels 1-2 and 3-4 and for ESL students. Sections: Recreation; Post Office; Public Transportation; Social Security; Health Services; Police and Fire Departments; Schools; Libraries; Welfare Programs; and People Helping People.
LifeSchool 2000 Community Resources JST  
B 96156B 96156 LifeSchool 2000 Consumer Economics
Grade Lvl: JST Author:
Length: 637 Copyright: 1994

Adult education module from the LifeSchool 2000 program. Module has materials and activities for reading levels 1-2 and 3-4 and for ESL students. Sections: Money; Measuring; Groceries; Clothing; Housing; Shopping; Telephone; Restaurants; Budgeting; and Banking.
LifeSchool 2000 Consumer Economics JST  
B 96702B 96702 Living Independently on the Autism Spectrum: What You Need to Know to Move into a Place of Your Own, Succeed at Work, Start a Relationship, Stay Safe, and Enjoy Life as an Adult on the Autism Spectrum
Grade Lvl: T Author: Soraya, Lynne
Length: 272 Copyright: 2013

Provides advice and guides one through each step of the transition into adulthood. These real-life strategies will help those on the Spectrum cope with the feelings brought on by this change as well as deal with common challenges, like: Budgeting and handling bills. Finding the right residence and/or roommates. Interacting with coworkers and clients. Building relationships with friends and potential partners.
Living Independently on the Autism Spectrum: What You Need to Know to Move T  
B 96967B 96967 Living On Your Own Reader: A Transition Workbook
Grade Lvl: ST Author: Conn, Elizabeth
Length: 70 Copyright: 2015

Living On Your Own Reader is an engaging, photo-illustrated novella with characters about to graduate from high school. It deals with basic transition issues such as finding a job, having relationships, and living independently. Each chapter ends with a set of comprehension activities: Vocabulary Quiz, Emotion Word Quiz, and Sequence of Events.
Living On Your Own Reader: A Transition Workbook ST  
B 96794B 96794 Living On Your Own Survival Guide
Grade Lvl: JST Author: Bastain, Don / Kinney, Tom
Length: 302 Copyright: 2015

Survival Guide features vocabulary, step-by-step activity sequences, comprehension quizzes, and photo essays featuring age appropriate models for these activities: Straightening Up Using a Hand Vacuum Taking Out Garbage Emptying Wastebaskets Watering Plants Doing Laundry Sweeping/Dusting Shaking Rugs Indoor Maintenance Dust Mopping Cleaning Windows Caring for Pets Cleaning Smudges Cleaning Bathroom Outdoor Maintenance Mopping the Floor Cleaning Shower/Tub Home Safety Issues Sponge Mopping Cleaning Toilet Area Getting Along with Neighbors Hand Scrubbing Putting Clothes Away Having Roommates Vacuuming Floors Changing the Bed Internet Safety Vacuuming Carpets Doing Dishes Vacuuming Furniture Cleaning After a Meal
Living On Your Own Survival Guide JST  
KM 11910KM 11910 New Transition Handbook: Strategies High School Teachers Use That Work!
Grade Lvl: T Author: Hughes, Carolyn / Carter, Erik
Length: 215 Copyright: 2012

Presents hundreds of teacher-tested transitional support strategies for helping students who have disabilities, who are at risk for failure, or who need additional support moving from high school to adult life; also provides reproducible teaching tools. Kit contains book by Carolyn Hughes and Erik W. Carter, plus CD-ROM with printable checklists & forms on social skills, classroom supports, job satisfaction, modified grading, & more.
New Transition Handbook: Strategies High School Teachers Use That Work! T  
B 94476B 94476 Off to Work: A Vocational Curriculum for People with Disabilities
Grade Lvl: T Author: Wehman, Paul / Sherron, Pamela
Length: 258 Copyright: 2001

Designed to help the teacher prepare those students with disabilities to succeed at competitive or supported employment. Includes many reproducible forms that help with finding a job, job placement, keeping a job, job training and advocacy. Primary focus is on neurological disabilities, but applies to people with other cognitive disabilities.
Off to Work: A Vocational Curriculum for People with Disabilities T  
B 96597B 96597 Out and About: Preparing Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders to Participate in Their Communities
Grade Lvl: T Author: Hudson, Jill / Coffin, Amy Bixler
Length: 78 Copyright: 2007

Shows how to enable and support individuals on the autism spectrum to participate, to the maximum extent possible, in the community around them. This book presents a framework for identifying the areas where an individual with ASD may need support to participate more fully and successfully in community activities.
Out and About: Preparing Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders to Partici T  
B 95315B 95315 Parent's Guide to College for Students on the Autism Spectrum
Grade Lvl: T Author: Brown, Jane / Wolf, Lorraine
Length: 209 Copyright: 2012

Book written by parents, who also are autism professionals, discusses 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 effective self-advocate on campus, what assistance can be reasonably be expected from residence hall managers, faculty, and more.
Parent's Guide to College for Students on the Autism Spectrum T  
KM 12904KM 12904 Planner Guide: An Organizational and Reference System for People with Social and Cognitive Challenges
Grade Lvl: ST Author: Burke, Jane / Charron, Chantal
Length: 0 Copyright: 2007

The Planner Guide is a visual (text and graphics), color-coded organizational system containing reference guides to provide information, instruction and direction for various situations. The contents of this book can be used as a curriculum for learning for younger years, adolescence, adult life and then ongoing as a life long reference tool! Use The Planner Guide to "connect the dots of life for organization, stress management, relationships, problem solving, self-advocacy, communication, personal safety, independence, and interdependence. Use the Planner Guide for: Educational Curriculum, Therapy, Support Groups, Individuals, Social Skills Curriculum and Lifetime Reference. Contents of Kit: three ring binder; event stickers; 141 reference guides; 56 wallet cards; wallet card organizer; wallet card holder; document pouch; instruction guide. (You will have to provide your own yearly calendar).
Planner Guide: An Organizational and Reference System for People with Socia ST  
B 94477B 94477 Plotting Your Course: Student Activity Workbook
Grade Lvl: ST Author: Ryan, Jerry
Length: 304 Copyright: 1997

Reproducible pages cover a variety of topics including employment, managing money, citizenship, attitude, entrepreneurship, health, work values, and many other life skills areas.
Plotting Your Course: Student Activity Workbook ST  
B 94660B 94660 Practical Guide for Teaching Self-Determination
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 178 Copyright: 1998

Uses a question-and-answer format to identify and respond to key topics practitioners need to address to promote student self-determinination in their service settings. For K-12 special education/special population instructions, work experience coordinators, vocational assessment personnel, guidance counselors, and other support staff. Addresses the legislative and research foundations for self-determination; terminology; assessment of self-determination; the relationship between career development, transition, and self-determination; self-determination methods, curricula, and materials; and self-determination in transition planning. Autonomy.
Practical Guide for Teaching Self-Determination T  
B 96075B 96075 Practitioner's Guide to Involving Families in Secondary Transition
Grade Lvl: T Author: Wandry, Donna
Length: 103 Copyright: 2003

Purpose of book is to provide to practitioners, working with young adults with disabilities, information and practical strategies that will support them as they build expanded partnerships with parents during the transition years. A number of authors review the various roles of parents & families in the transition process and the best practices that must support these roles. Edited by Donna Wandry and Amy Pleet.
Practitioner's Guide to Involving Families in Secondary Transition T  
KM 12986KM 12986 Pre-ETS Assessment Package
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2012

A resource for implementing the five required activities for WIOA and assistive technology interventions Kit Includes: Assessment Manual, AT Profile book, and a flash drive. The Assessment Manual provides reproducible documents with a wide range of activities that cover the WIOA five Required Activities. It includes formative and summative assessments for the instructor and self-assessments for the student. The assessments provide valuable information to support the lesson plans in the Pre-Employment Transition Solution. The Pre-ETS Assessment Package also includes the AT Profile book, to help you organize your AT tool usage for individual students across multiple locations, to help determine the effectiveness of AT interventions, and to provide information for IEP teams. Assessments found in the package can also be available digitally with the Assessment Plus iPad App for iOS iPad devices. This app is an instructor utility that allows you to import any assessment or data collection form and digitize it. App access is not included in the kit but can be made available at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/developer/attainment-company/id403989333 Assessments Include: Vocational Interest Inventories Work Relevant Skills Assessment Independent Living Skills Assessment Transportation Assessment Supported Employment Assessment Learning Style Assessment
Pre-ETS Assessment Package T  
B 95163B 95163 Preparing for Life: The Complete Guide for Transitioning to Adulthood for Those WIth Autism and Asperger's Syndrome
Grade Lvl: T Author: Baker, Jed
Length: 357 Copyright: 2005

Provides a complete toolbox of social skills and the means to attain them so that students may approach futures with excitement rather than anxiety. Tackles a wide variety of issues faced by individuals across the spectrum, such as perspective-taking, nonverbal communication skills, conversational skills, and stress management. Explains the laws and services that provide assistance, offers a multitude of options and resources, and encourages an emphasis on the students' assets as tools for meeting social goals.
Preparing for Life: The Complete Guide for Transitioning to Adulthood for T T  
B 95533B 95533 Preparing Students with Disabilities for College Success: A Practical Guide to Transition Planning
Grade Lvl: T Author: Shaw, Stan / Madaus, Joseph
Length: 293 Copyright: 2010

Offers research and guidance for helping students with mild to moderate, non-visible disabilities succeed in college and become effective self-advocates, discussing school selection, eligibility for services and accommodations, academic and behavioral support, transition planning, and other related topics. Edited by Stan F. Shaw, Joseph W. Madaus, and Lyman L. Dukes, III.
Preparing Students with Disabilities for College Success: A Practical Guide T  
B 94364B 94364 Preparing Teens for the World of Work
Grade Lvl: T Author: Schilling, Dianne
Length: 169 Copyright: 1995

Subtitle: A School-to-Work Transition Guide for Counselors, Teachers and Career Specialists. Reproducible activity sheets are grouped into three sections: Job Finding Skills, Job Keeping Skills, and Tips for Mentors. Job Finding activities relate to school-based learning. Job Keeping activities are designed to be used just prior to and in conjunction with internship and apprenticeship placements and other types of work experience. The activities in the Tips for Mentors assists with the selection and training of, and ongoing collaboration with, job site mentors.
Preparing Teens for the World of Work T  
B 95733B 95733 Realizing the College Dream With Autism or Asperger Syndrome: A Parent's Guide to Student Success
Grade Lvl: T Author: Palmer, Ann
Length: 176 Copyright: 2006

A comprehensive guide to college preparation, selection, and success for students with autism or Asperger Syndrome that addresses the unique challenges these students face in the college environment.
Realizing the College Dream With Autism or Asperger Syndrome: A Parent's Gu T  
B 95710B 95710 Right Address ... Wrong Planet: Children with Asperger Syndrome Becoming Adults
Grade Lvl: T Author: Barnhill, Gena
Length: 227 Copyright: 2002

Describes what life is like for people living with Asperger's syndrome from both the parent and patient, and focuses on the changes that take place when children reach adulthood, and includes issues surrounding college, dating, and depression.
Right Address ... Wrong Planet: Children with Asperger Syndrome Becoming Ad T  
B 92583B 92583 Rubrics for Transition I: for Higher-Functioning
Grade Lvl: T Author: Wessels, John
Length: 95 Copyright: 2004

Manual has rubrics written at a level for higher-functioning students. 65 skills are grouped in seven areas: workplace skills and attitudes; responsibility; interacting with others, basic academic skills; habits of wellness; planning for success; and computer and internet skills. Discusses how rubrics enhance learning, how to turn rubrics into IEPs, and six steps to managing transition. Reproducible forms.
Rubrics for Transition I: for Higher-Functioning T  
B 92584B 92584 Rubrics for Transition II: for Lower-Functioning
Grade Lvl: T Author: Wessels, John
Length: 82 Copyright: 2004

Manual has rubrics written at a level for lower-functioning students. 61 skills are grouped in seven areas: workplace skills and attitudes; responsibility; interacting with others; computer and internet skills; basic academic skills; habits of wellness; and planning for success. Discusses how rubrics enhance learning, how to turn rubrics into IEPs, and six steps to organizing transition. Reproducible forms.
Rubrics for Transition II: for Lower-Functioning T  
KM 6204KM 6204 Secondary Assessments
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2001

Assessments include Brigance Diagnostic Employability and Life Skills Inventories, Workkeys Reading for Information, McCall-Crabbs Standard Test Lessons in Reading. Two-week loan period.
Secondary Assessments T  
B 95130B 95130 Self-Advocacy Skills for Students with Learning Disabilities: Making It Happen in College and Beyond
Grade Lvl: T Author: Reiff, Henry B.
Length: 215 Copyright: 2007

Resource for Students, Parents, and Guidance Counselors. Presents a wide range of strategies designed to help students with learning disabilities learn to become their own advocates in school. Handicapped Services for United States. Self-help techniques. Self-reliance.
Self-Advocacy Skills for Students with Learning Disabilities: Making It Hap T  
B 96530B 96530 Self-Determination and Transition Planning
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 145 Copyright: 2013

Book provides practical, research-validated guidance on explicitly teaching self-determination skills, & helps educators support students in communicating their interests and needs, setting and reaching goals, and managing their own lives. Ready-to-use worksheets and activities will help students take an active role in their transition planning, and true case stories highlight the benefits of self-determination instruction: smoother transitions, improved behavior, and fulfilling lives beyond the classroom.
Self-Determination and Transition Planning T  
B 95597B 95597 Self-Determination Strategies for Adolescents in Transition: Learning from Case Studies, 2nd Edition
Grade Lvl: T Author: Parker, David / Field, Sharon
Length: 56 Copyright: 2012

Guide for educators, counselors, disability service providers, and college instructors who work with youth during their transitions to postsecondary education. Provides practical strategies for promoting self-determination in school settings, a critical component of the transition process. Highlights the unique needs and opportunities for students with LD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, and intellectual disabilities. Case studies introduce the reader to high school students and college students with disabilities and show how parents, teachers, employers, and others apply strategies, direct instruction, and academic coaching to guide & support these emerging adults while also respecting their right to make decisions & learn from life experiences.
Self-Determination Strategies for Adolescents in Transition: Learning from T  
B 94676B 94676 Self-Determination: Instructional and Assessment Strategies
Grade Lvl: T Author: Wehmeyer, Michael / Field, Sharon L.
Length: 193 Copyright: 2007

Linked to the IDEA requirement for individualized transition plans, this guide assists practitioners in teaching the skills necessary for making decisions about employment, job skills, further schooling, and independent living. Some topics include educational planning and student involvement, ecological interventions, peer-mediated instructional strategies, evaluating programs, family support, and nurturing the self-determination of teachers.
Self-Determination: Instructional and Assessment Strategies T  
B 94427B 94427 Standards of Work Performance
Grade Lvl: T Author: Riches, Vivienne
Length: 292 Copyright: 1993

Subtitle: A Functional Assessment and Training Manual for Training People with Disabilties for Employment.
Standards of Work Performance T  
B 95718B 95718 Students with Asperger Syndrome: A Guide for College Personnel
Grade Lvl: T Author: Wolf, Lorraine / Brown, Jane Thierfeld
Length: 337 Copyright: 2009

Book offers disability services professionals practical strategies for accommodating and supporting students in all phases of college life and beyond.
Students with Asperger Syndrome: A Guide for College Personnel T  
B 95719B 95719 Succeeding in College with Asperger Syndrome: A Student Guide
Grade Lvl: T Author: Harpur, John / Lawlor, Maria
Length: 272 Copyright: 2004

Guide provides information to help students with Asperger Syndrome (AS) prepare successfully for the rites and rituals of studying, interact with staff and fellow students, cope with expectations and pressures, and understand their academic and domestic responsibilities. Drawing on first hand interviews with AS students and direct clinical experience, the authors address many questions, making practical recommendations.
Succeeding in College with Asperger Syndrome: A Student Guide T  
B 94437B 94437 Successful Transition Programs: Pathways for Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilties, 2nd Edition
Grade Lvl: T Author: McDonnell, John / Hardman, Michael
Length: 393 Copyright: 2010

Textbook designed to equip new and practicing professionals with the knowledge, skills, expectations, and strategies to effectively support youth and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities transition to life after high school. Covers systematic transition planning, employment preparation, participation in the general education curriculum, instruction in community settings, and preparing students to live as independently as possible. Aligns with recommended practice in the field and with federal legislation governing educational and community service programs. Contains ecological curriculum models for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Includes focus review questions, real-life examples windows, and point/counterpoint boxes from key researchers on controversial issues to help readers connect the book's concepts with the typical needs of students.
Successful Transition Programs: Pathways for Students with Intellectual and T  
B 95045B 95045 Survival Guide for College-Bound L.D. Students
Grade Lvl: T Author: Carson, David W.
Length: 97 Copyright: 2003

The author (has L.D. and is cross dominant with visual tracking deficits) shares some of the lessons he learned the hard way. He uses personal stories, tips on classroom etiquette, Do's and Don'ts for the L.D. student and sample questions to ask a professor.
Survival Guide for College-Bound L.D. Students T  
B 95934B 95934 Survival Strategies for People on the Autism Spectrum
Grade Lvl: T Author: Fleisher, Marc
Length: 195 Copyright: 2006

Self-help guide for autistic teenagers and adults will help readers improve their quality of life and overcome many everyday challenges, be it through the development of independent living skills, building a more varied and fulfilling social life, or mastering a course in higher education and broadening one's opportunities for the future. Written particularly for young people who are just beginning to become independent from their parents, perhaps living in their own home for the first time, this book shows how to approach apparent problems with hope and the expectation of an improved quality of life.
Survival Strategies for People on the Autism Spectrum T  
B 94786B 94786 Talking Safety
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 2004 Copyright: 154

Subtitle: Teaching Teens About Workplace Safety and Health. Wisconsin Edition.
Talking Safety T  
B 90295B 90295 Tasks Galore for the Real World
Grade Lvl: T Author: Eckenrode, Laurie
Length: 66 Copyright: 2004

Presents a pictorial series of visually structured tasks for teaching domestic, vocational and other independent living skills to individuals with autism. Tasks incorporate visual, tactile, and motor movement components. This functional approach helps students apply learned tasks to naturally occurring environments in which those skills have a direct purpose.
Tasks Galore for the Real World T  
KM 8631KM 8631 TBS-3: Transition Behavior Scale
Grade Lvl: T Author: McCarney, Stephen / Arthaud, Tamara
Length: 0 Copyright: 2012

Developed as a measure of a student’s readiness for transition to employment and independent living. The greatest threat to success in employment and independent living is behavior, which is inappropriate for those situations. The TBS-3 provides a measure of those behavioral characteristics most predictive of behavior in society in general and employment specifically. Provides teachers the convenient mechanism for measuring the student’s skills and readiness for transition activities. Based on the information provided, decisions can then be made as to areas of need for skill and behavior improvement for student success in transition to employment and independent living. Provides separate norms for male and female students 12 through 18 years of age. Can be completed in approximately 15 minutes. Contents: Transition Behavior Scale IEP and Intervention Manual (187 pages, @ 1989); 100 Activities for Transition; TBS-3 School Version Technical Manual; TBS-3 Self-Report Technical Manual; and two rating forms. Circulation restricted to Keystone AEA Special Education staff.
TBS-3: Transition Behavior Scale T  
B 94292B 94292 Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Grade Lvl: T Author: Pierangelo, Roger
Length: 205 Copyright: 2008

Subtitle: A Step-by-Step Guide for Educators. A guide for teachers who instruct children with autism spectrum disorders. Includes specific instructional approaches, physiologically based intervention models, and information on assistive technology options.
Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders T  
B 91990B 91990 Teaching Students With Learning Problems (6th Ed)
Grade Lvl: T Author: Mercer, Cecil
Length: 641 Copyright: 2001

Resource to help teachers (special education, resource room, remedial and general education teachers) design individualized programming for students with learning or behavioral problems. Provides interventions, instructional activities, materials, assessments, commercial programs, and scope and sequence skills lists. Part I deals with learning environments; planning, organizing and managing instruction; assessing students; and promoting social, emotional, and behavioral development. Part II deals with teaching and assessing academic skills. Topics include assessing and teaching reading, spelling, handwriting, written expression, math, language skills, study skills, and transitions.
Teaching Students With Learning Problems (6th Ed) T  
B 95318B 95318 Think College: Postsecondary Education Options for Students with Intellectual Disabilities
Grade Lvl: T Author: Grigal, Meg / Hart, Debra
Length: 323 Copyright: 2010

A comprehensive resource to postsecondary education options for students with intellectual disabilities that explains three models, including the individual support and mixed hybrid approaches and substantially separate options; discusses common challenges; and provides advice on planning transition services for high school students and making connections to employment and other goals.
Think College: Postsecondary Education Options for Students with Intellect T  
B 95180B 95180 Topics in Language Disorders, July-September 2011
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 101 Copyright: 2011

Volume 31, Number 3: Caregiver-Directed Approaches for Facilitating Social Communication Competencies in Children and Youth On and Off the Autism Spectrum. Issue examines two related topics: the role that enhancement of social communication skills will play in the ability of young children & youth to achieve an acceptable quality of life, and the part caregivers have in facilitating that social development.
Topics in Language Disorders, July-September 2011 T  
B 96787B 96787 Topics in Language Disorders, October-December 2015
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 96 Copyright: 2015

Volume 35, Number 4: Transition to College for Students with Language Disorders On and Off the Autism Spectrum. Authors offer concrete information about the challenges faced by students with language and communication disorders, particularly students with autism spectrum disorders, entering college or university life. Offers examples of how to help students with ASD prepare to face those challenges.
Topics in Language Disorders, October-December 2015 T  
B 94537B 94537 Transition Education & Services For Adolescents With Disabilities, Third Edition
Grade Lvl: T Author: Sitlington, Patricia
Length: 422 Copyright: 2000

Covers the transition of individuals with mild and moderate disabilities to all aspects of adult life. It includes not only the transition to employment, but also the transition to future living and post-secondary educational environments.
Transition Education & Services For Adolescents With Disabilities, Third Ed T  
B 94428B 94428 Transition Planning for Secondary Students with Disabilities (3rd Edition)
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 442 Copyright: 2008

Provides broad coverage of transition content, ranging from the legislative-policy base to specific transition activities. Section 1: Implementing Transition Systems. Section 2: Creating a Transition Perspective of Education. Section 3: Promoting Movement to Postschool Environments. Section 4: Developing a Responsive Transition System.
Transition Planning for Secondary Students with Disabilities (3rd Edition) T  
B 94438B 94438 Transition Planning for Students with Disabilities
Grade Lvl: T Author: Bakken, Jeffrey
Length: 199 Copyright: 2008

Subtitle: What Educators and Service Providers Can Do by Jeffrey P. Bakken and Festus E. Obiakor. Focuses on all aspects of transition planning from school to postschool levels. Text provides a foundation of transition services and a historical overview of models and practices and offers a critical look at transition with students from culturally and ethnically diverse backgrounds. Presents an in-depth look at assistive technology to assist students in fully participating in the planning for their future and also describes the process for planning and the importance of family collaboration. Offers a discussion of career development and the importance of work experiences and also reviews key social skills and leisure options. Looks at independent living options and reviews available successful postsecondary education programs.
Transition Planning for Students with Disabilities T  
B 97027B 97027 Transition Teaming: 26 Strategies for Interagency Collaboration
Grade Lvl: T Author: Noonan, Pattie
Length: 151 Copyright: 2014

Schools and community agencies must work together to provide transition services to secondary students with disabilities. Effective transition requires the resources and expertise of adult service agencies, community groups, employers, families, school transition specialists, teachers and other practitioners. This book provides a step-by-step process and concrete strategies by which secondary special educators can build collaborative relationships with service agencies and others in the community to provide transition services. 26 strategies are broken down into specific activities to bring the needed groups and individuals to the table and into transition teams, and communicate effectively to plan and deliver transition services that are collaborative, effective, and sustainable.
Transition Teaming: 26 Strategies for Interagency Collaboration T  
B 95037B 95037 Transition to Adulthood
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 293 Copyright: 2000

Subtitle: A Resource for Assisting Young People with Emotional or Behavioral Difficulties. Edited by Hewitt B. Clark and Maryann Davis. From the series Systems of Care for Children's Mental Health.
Transition to Adulthood T  
B 94453B 94453 Transition to Postsecondary Education for Students with Disabilities
Grade Lvl: T Author: Kochhar-Bryant, Carol / Bassett, Diane S.
Length: 237 Copyright: 2009

Resource discusses the transition requirements of various postsecondary options, including colleges, universities, career and technical training programs, and employment. Guide includes: Information on key legislation that affects transition services and the rights and responsibilities of students and professionals; Advice for helping students document disabilities, develop self-advocacy skills, and seek accommodations; Information about postsecondary resources on campus and in the community; Students' personal stories and a look at the role of family involvement; and An overview of transition considerations for middle school youth.
Transition to Postsecondary Education for Students with Disabilities T  
B 97198B 97198 Transitions Across the Lifespan: An Occupational Therapy Approach
Grade Lvl: T Author: Orentlicher, Meira L / Schefkind, Sandra
Length: 356 Copyright: 2015

Occupational therapy practitioners increasingly serve clients at critical times of transition as people experience planned and unplanned transitions throughout their lifespan. This comprehensive text is the first to offer an occupational therapy approach to clients' transition needs, from the neonatal intensive care unit and school to aging and end of life. Aligned with Occupational Therapy Practice Framework, this work explores the various transitions people experience and the ways in which occupational therapy can facilitate better intervention outcomes as clients face changes and challenges in their lives. Restricted to AEA OT/PT consultants.
Transitions Across the Lifespan: An Occupational Therapy Approach T  
KM 6791KM 6791 TRANSITIONS CURRICULUM
Grade Lvl: T Author: FULTON, LOUISE
Length: 0 Copyright: 1998

Program designed for special education and at-risk students to prepare them for adult life. Contains three modules: Volume 1 Personal Management, Volume 2 Career Management, and Volume 3 Life Management; blackline masters for student handouts; and 14-minute overview video (Louise Fulton and Rebecca Silva explain their curriculum). Provides 300 teacher-developed lessons with reproducible worksheets and assessments. Some topics included in first module: anger management, identifying work strengths, positive self talk. Second module: job interview, employee rights and responsibilities, how to complete an application. Third module: health and safety basics, how to use public transportation, budgeting, etc. Two-week loan period.
TRANSITIONS CURRICULUM T  
B 95926B 95926 Universal Design for Transition: A Roadmap for Planning and Instruction
Grade Lvl: T Author: Thoma, Colleen / Bartholomew, Christina
Length: 238 Copyright: 2009

A guide to applying the principles of universal design to help students with disabilities transition and plan for the future, covering self-determination skills, assessments to measure strengths and needs, IEPs, exploration of career possibilities and postsecondary options, and other related topics.
Universal Design for Transition: A Roadmap for Planning and Instruction T  
B 95068B 95068 What Every Teacher Should Know About: Transition and IDEA 2004
Grade Lvl: T Author: Kochhar-Bryant, Carol A.
Length: 120 Copyright: 2009

Advances vision of transition as a unifying framework for post-secondary planning for youth. Using side-by-side frameworks, it explains the connections between transition services and standards-based education, as well as the connections between IDEA 2004 and the No Child Left Behind Act. Provides an introduction to the Summery of Performance (SOP) that is required by every school district for all youth with disabilities who have IEPs. Presents a template for a national ratified SOP available to state and local educational agencies.
What Every Teacher Should Know About: Transition and IDEA 2004 T  
KM 7700KM 7700 Writing in the Real World
Grade Lvl: IJST Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2000

Kit contains materials in the Writing in the Real World program which is an interactive writing program designed to help students develop their everyday writing skills. IL 6-12. RL 3-4. Shows how to write business and personal letters, fax cover sheets, e-mails, invitations, memos, resumes, forms, etc. Components: Student Worktext (units: organizing yourself; writing for family and friends; writing for the community; shopping and managing money; writing at work); forms booklet (blank forms such as W-4, Voter registration, rental application, bank check); teacher's guide (lessons, teaching strategies, suggestions for ELL students, activities, and answer key); and CD-ROM with activities, blank forms, and style guide. CD-ROM requires Adobe Acrobat 4.0.
Writing in the Real World IJST  
B 94468B 94468 Writing Measurable IEP Goals and Objectives
Grade Lvl: T Author: Bateman, Barbara
Length: 140 Copyright: 2006

Offers, parents, special education teachers, and other support professionals advice on how to write measurable, practical IEP goals and objectives for a special-needs child. Individualized education programs.
Writing Measurable IEP Goals and Objectives T  
KM 11203KM 11203 Your Career Adventure
Grade Lvl: ST Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 1999

The first part of the textbook deals with attitude, values, interests, making decisions, and learning personal skills. Part two is organized by the 15 career clusters. Part three includes employment skills, free enterprise and the changing workplace, starting a business, education and training, and planning for the future. Contents: second edition of the textbook and two accompanying workbooks: Stops Along the Way and Experiences Along the Way: Applied Learning Activities Workbook. Two-week loan period.
Your Career Adventure ST