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Autism: Challenges Relating to Secondary Transition - This document describes the efforts of several state education agencies (SEAs) to address the needs of transition-aged students with autism, as well as the major barriers to providing effective secondary transition services to this population, and provides policy recommendations. The author found that the SEAs appear to be doing very little that specifically focus on secondary transition for students with autism, but there are some individual state efforts, including the Illinois Autism Training and Technical Assistance Project, the Minnesota Autism Network and, in Rhode Island, autism training workshops. (Eve Müller, Quick Turn Around, National Association of State Directors of Special Education, July 2004)...

Secondary Transition Coordinators at the State Level - This Quick Turn Around summarizes information from 41 states on the roles and responsibilities of state-level personnel who address issues related to secondary transition for students with disabilities. The author found that 31 of the secondary transition coordinators are state education agency employees and the other 10 states reported a variety of other employment arrangements. In all 41 states, the secondary transition coordinators provide technical assistance to local education agencies, schools, parents and students, and work with adult service providers. (Terry L. Jackson, Quick Turn Around, National Association of State Directors of Special Education, December 2003)...

Maintaining Academic Excellence for Students with Disabilities in Postsecondary Institutions MS Word PDF - Created for the ECS 2001 National Forum on Education, this PowerPoint presentation outlines the goals of the New York State Education Department (NYSED) to improve access and achieve full participation of individuals with disabilities in postsecondary education. (Lawrence Gloeckler, NYSED, September 2001)...

Improving Student Outcomes: Promising Practices and Programs for 1999-2000, A Directory of Innovative Approaches for Providing Transition Services for Youth with Disabilitie - The National Transition Alliance for Youth with Disabilities (NTA) has identified 20 specific practices or programs in various states throughout the country that result in improved outcomes for students, such as development of specific skills, post-school employment and opportunities to participate in specific activities that help foster improved post-school outcomes. Several programs provide work-based educational experiences; six programs affiliated with community colleges or universities provide transition services to those pursuing college and/or careers; and one program is producing systems change by creating hybrid agencies. (Paula D. Kohler, Ph.D. and Lisa K. Hood, NTA, 2000.)...

State Profiles: Building Inclusive School-to-Work Systems - The National Transition Alliance for Youth with Disabilities (NTA) has selected eight states (Colorado, Maryland, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont) to describe their efforts for including youth with disabilities in school-to-work projects. This information is useful for other states that are still engaged in the school-to-work process and are looking for strategies that will help to sustain their work. These eight states were selected because of their years of experience implementing school-to-work practices, their close relationship with their State Transition System Change Initiative, and their willingness to share information with others. (Janis Chadsey, Lynda Leach and Debra Shelden, Transition Research Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, May 2000.)...

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