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The Road Ahead: Transition to Adult Life for Persons with Disabilities

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ISBN 10: 1883302463 / ISBN 13: 9781883302467
Published by Training Resource Network, 2002
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Title: The Road Ahead: Transition to Adult Life for...

Publisher: Training Resource Network

Publication Date: 2002

Book Condition:Good

Edition: 1st.

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The Road Ahead is for people with disabilities and their families and those who help them transition to a quality adult life. Covering key areas in the transition from school to adult life, it is edited by Keith Storey, Paul Bates and Dawn Hunter, nationally recognized transition experts. The book is a must resource, featuring twenty experts in ten broad-ranging chapters. It explores transition planning, assessment, instructional strategies, career development and support, social life, quality of life, supported living, and post-secondary education. Each chapter begins with a group of key questions that are addressed in the text and the index gives you quick access to important topics. When you want cutting edge ideas to help students have a meaningful life after school, turn to The Road Ahead – it provides strategies for improving the lives of people with disabilities now and tomorrow.

About the Author:

Keith Storey, Ph.D., (Editor) received his degree from the University of Oregon. He is currently an associate professor of education at Chapman University in Concord, CA. He served six years as a classroom teacher working with people with a variety of disability labels. Dr. Storey is the recipient of the 1988 Alice H. Hayden Award from The Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps; the 1996 Hau-Cheng Wang Fellowship from Chapman University, which is presented for exceptional merit in scholarship; and the 2001 Robert Gaylord-Ross Memorial Scholar Award from the California Association for Persons with Severe Disabilities. He is a member of the Illinois State University College of Education Alumni Hall of Fame. He is currently forum editor for Education and Treatment of Children and assistant editor of the Vocational Evaluation and Work Adjustment Journal, and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of The Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps and Education and Training in Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities. His proudest achievements are his children Evan and Anna.

Paul Bates, Ph.D., (Editor) received his degree in 1978 and took a position in the Department of Special Education at Southern Illinois University. For the past twenty-three years, he has been involved in personnel preparation of special educators at SIU and has conducted several innovative research and demonstration projects in the southern Illinois area involving supported employment, community-based training, person-centered transition planning, and the self-directed IEP. The results of Dr. Bates’ work have been published in leading professional journals, books, and monographs. He has provided consultation to state and local programs in over thirty states. Dr. Bates’ research interests focus on assisting students, their families, and professionals to work collaboratively through the transition planning process.

Dawn Hunter. Ph.D., (Editor) is an associate professor in the School of Education at Chapman University. Previously, she served the branch chief of the Severe Disabilities Branch, Office of Special Education Programs, US Department of Education. Dr. Hunter has published in the areas of inclusive schooling, transition, positive behavioral support, recreation, educational change, and collaborative partnerships. She coordinates the Chapman University/Tustin Unified School District Transition Partnership. Through this partnership, students with severe disabilities have access to the social, educational, vocational, and recreational opportunities offered at the university and university students have access to new educational and career options and the opportunity to become involved with issues of social justice confronting persons with disabilities.

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