Curricula

College and Career Ready:  Helping All Student Succeed Beyond High School – Conley, 2010 – offers educators a blueprint for improving high school so that more students are able to excel in freshman-level college courses or entry-level jobs-laying a solid foundation for lifelong growth and success. The book is filled with detailed, practical guidelines and case descriptions of what the best high schools are doing.
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Essentials of Transition Planning – Wehman, 2011 – The keystone of an innovative new series of practical transition guides, this down-to-earth guidebook is a must for educators, service providers, and all others navigating the complex process of transition planning. Includes clear research-based guidance, vivid examples, and ready-to-use checklists and tools.
Evidence-Based Instructional Strategies for Transition – Test, 2012 – down-to-earth, immediately useful transition strategies, along with the evidence-based guidance readers need to help students with moderate and severe disabilities prepare for every aspect of adult life, from applying for a job to improving social skills.

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Grade Level Transition Activities

9th_10th_Grade.pdf

11th_12th_Grade.pdf

Community Based Instruction

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Think College! Postsecondary Education Options for Students with Intellectual Disabilities – Grigal & Hart, 2010 – As the Higher Education Opportunity Act opens the door to more options and supports, more and more students with intellectual disabilities are “thinking college.” That means high schools, colleges, and universities must be fully prepared to meet the needs of students with disabilities—and this comprehensive resource is just what they need. Developed by two of the most respected experts on this hot topic, this book uncovers the big picture of today’s postsecondary options and reveals how to support students with disabilities before, during, and after a successful transition to college.

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Transition Planning for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Youth – Greene, 2011 – Provides an evidence-based quick-guide that teaches readers key skills and best practices in culturally responsive, family-centered transition planning.
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Universal Design for Transition:  A Roadmap for Planning and Instruction – Thoma et al., 2009 – Transition specialists and educators will discover how to apply universal design for transition (UDT) during the critical middle- and high-school years, using its guiding philosophy—presenting information in multiple formats and media—to help students achieve academic goals, make sound decisions about their future, and make a successful transition to adult life.
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Whose Future is it Anyway?

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