Building Transitional Programs for Students with Disabilities: How to Navigate the Course of Their Lives

Building Transitional Programs for Students with Disabilities: How to Navigate the Course of Their Lives

by Christy Mahanay-Castro

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Overview

Building Transitional Programs for Students with Disabilities: How to Navigate the Course of Their Lives by Christy Mahanay-Castro

Preparing students with disabilities for adult living is a challenge for schools. This book serves as a guide for parents, students, teachers, and school administrators to build transition programs at the secondary level to facilitate a successful transition from school to adult living. It is research-based combined with a commonsense approach. In this book Christy Mahanay-Castro explains special education law and discusses recent research on students with disabilities and their experiences transitioning from public schools into adult living. She also includes a practical set of activities and worksheets to assist the special education teacher with facilitating the transition of students with disabilities.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610480000
Publisher: R&L Education
Publication date: 12/16/2010
Pages: 134
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Christy Mahanay-Castro has been working in the public school system for 25 years in a variety of positions including Director of Special Services, Special Education Teacher, General Education Teacher and Building Principal. She received her Doctorate of Philosophy in Educational Leadership at the University of Idaho in 2006.

Table of Contents

Preface v

Acknowledgments vii

Chapter 1 An Introduction 1

Chapter 2 Laws Regarding Students with Disabilities 7

Chapter 3 Special Education Services and the Individual Education Plan 15

Chapter 4 The Transition Plan 23

Chapter 5 Parent Involvement and the Family 37

Chapter 6 Experiences after High School Graduation 43

Chapter 7 Quality of Life 55

Chapter 8 Do Schools Prepare Special Education Graduates for Adult Living" 63

Chapter 9 Building Successful High School Transition Programs for Students with Disabilities 73

Chapter 10 Portfolio Development 81

Appendix A 89

References 119

About the Author 125

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