Addressing the full range of curricular and instructional issues that face professionals working in middle school, high school, and post-high school programs, Successful Transition Programs: Pathways for Students With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Second Edition is the most relevant text available for teachers and administrators. Authors John McDonnell and Michael L. Hardman take the position that the most effective transition programs are those that cumulatively build on the capacity of students for employment, community living, and citizenship.

Key Features and Benefits

Covers systematic transition planning, employment preparation, participation in the general education curriculum, instruction in community settings, and preparing students to live as independently as possible; Aligns with recommended practice in the field and with federal legislation governing educational and community service programs; Contains ecological curriculum models for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities; Includes focus review questions, real-life example windows, and point/counterpoint boxes from key researchers on controversial issues to help readers connect the book's concepts with the typical needs of students.

Home and Community Living

Home and community living

The transition from school to community living has long been recognized as one of the most exciting and one of the most difficult periods in the lives of young adults and their families. It is the point at which many of the supports that we enjoy through childhood and adolescence are faded and we are required to assume responsibility for taking care of ourselves and our own homes. Our ability to cope with these demands has a significant impact on our sense of competence and on the overall quality of our lives. Further, our ability to meet our own daily living needs often influences how we are perceived by parents, teachers, peers, and other community members. For students ...

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