The authors introduce transition programs for students with moderate and severe disabilities from school to community life. Taking the position that the most effective transition programs are those that cumulatively build on the capacity of students for employment, community living, and citizenship, the authors address the full range of curricular and instructional issues that face professionals working in middle school, high school, and post-high school programs.
SECTION ONE: FOUNDATIONS OF TRANSITION PROGRAMS. 1. Expected Outcomes and Emerging Values. 2. The Role of Secondary Programs in Transition. SECTION TWO: CURRICULUM AND INDIVIDUALIZED PLANNING. 3. Curriculum. 4. Developing Individualized Education Program (IEP) Plans. SECTION THREE: INSTRUCTION AND PERSONAL SUPPORTS. 5. Participation in Content-Area Classes. 6. Teaching in Natural Settings. SECTION FOUR: PREPARATION FOR HOME AND COMMUNITY LIFE. 7. Developing Leisure and Recreational Options. 8. Preparations for Life at Home and in the Community. 9. Self-Management. SECTION FIVE: PREPARATION FOR WORK. 10. Employment Training. 11. Job Placement. 12. Administrative Issues. 13. Interagency Collaboration. Indices.