Key Features • Involves not only a focus on elementary, secondary education and transition but also preschool education as well. • Addresses the whole spectrum of students with intellectual disabilities including mild, moderate and severe intellectual disability. • A discussion of assistive technology throughout the chapters reflects technology’s increased usage to support students with intellectual disability. • Chapters have been written by leading experts in the respective content.

Transition Planning for Secondary Students With Intellectual Disability

Chapter 13 transition planning for secondary students with intellectual disability
Michael L. Wehmeyer Karrie A. Shogren

Learning Objectives

After reading Chapter 13, you should be able to:

  • Explain how transition is defined, critical transition periods, and federal requirements pertaining to transition services.
  • Discuss critical components of transition assessment and planning.
  • Define and describe best practice to promote self-determination and student involvement.
  • Describe opportunities for postsecondary education for students with intellectual disability.

The transitions from adolescence to young adulthood, from high school to work or postsecondary education, and, often, from one’s parents’ home to a dorm or apartment are significant events in the lives of all young people. Transition is also the most frequent outcome of ...

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