• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

KEY FEATURES: • This book has a particular emphasis on working with families across various schooling experiences from early intervention to post high school. • Case studies provide specific examples of children with disabilities and their families and questions for the reader to answer. • Learning Objectives and Chapter Summaries help reinforce key concepts throughout each chapter. • Additional Resources, such as links to readings, websites, and blogs, in each chapter provide students with materials and insights they can use in their classrooms and schools. • The book acts as a useful reference for professionals working with family members.

12 Postschool
Brian FreedmanLaura EisenmanCathy CowinSEAN ROY

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“Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of becoming.”


Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Identify common challenges faced by students and families during the postschool transition process and strategies for a successful transition.
  • Describe the landscape of adult lives (employment, postsecondary education, and independent living) and available supports.
  • Recognize how to partner with families so that postschool connections can be made.

Educators may be tempted to think of graduation as the ultimate goal for their students, imagining their students crossing the finish line after the long educational race from preschool through high school. However, for most families of students who have disabilities, ...

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