Transitioning from School to Adulthood

Transitioning from School to Adulthood

by Jeanne Hager Burth, Anthony Marghella

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Just as schools educate young people to become responsible citizens who can navigate the world of post-secondary education, careers, and social life, dedicated parents also want their child to mature and be independent and happy. Youth who transition to adulthood encounter many obstacles, including finances, skills for independent living, job security, and social connections. Transitioning from School to Adulthood: Practical Activities for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Other Disabilities is a collection of descriptions, instructions, and practice activities for young people who face more barriers than most emerging adults. These activities are helpful for teachers, service providers, and parents assisting individuals with ASD, along with other disorders, such as Cognitive Disorders, Developmental Delays, and Specific Learning Disabilities. The activities are designed by future teachers, undergraduate students in the education major.

Leaving the school environment and preparing for adulthood is a time of profound change. The adult world encompasses many firsts for young people. Planning for the changes enables more positive outcomes. The chapters in this book describe activities for independent life or supported environments, step-by-step instructions, and practice exercises. The areas of concentration include Socialization, Independent Living, Employment, Education, Self-Advocacy, and Health and Hygiene.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940162995579
Publisher: Universal-Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 11/18/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Jeanne Hager Burth, EdD is a dedicated educator and child advocate who has been working in the field of education for 38 years. Currently holding the positions of Associate Professor and Director of Field Placement and Teacher Certification at University of Pittsburgh, she has also served in the roles of principal, Professor of Educational Studies, Professor of Literacy Studies, teacher of elementary, learning support, and gifted education. She acted as the Western PA Director for the PA Multi-region STEM Math and Science Partnership Grant, Director of Kids in College at Penn State University, and does consultation work in education.

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