Transition Resources available at the Center for Disability Resources Library

To check out any of the materials listed, please contact:
Steven Wilson
Phone: 803-216-3206
Web site:

South Carolina's Transition Clearinghouse

Project SIGHT was a collaborative effort of the University of South Carolina, Center for Disability Resources; South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation; South Carolina Department of Education; and the Developmental Disabilities Council, Office of the Governor.

South Carolina's Transition Clearinghouse was developed and funded by South Carolina's Project SIGHT, Center for Disability Resources, University of South Carolina. Funding for Project SIGHT and related publications provided by The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, United States Department of Education H158A60017.

The Transition Clearinghouse is located at the University of South Carolina's School of Medicine Library, Garners Ferry Road Campus, Columbia, South Carolina. Residents of South Carolina may borrow any of the materials listed in this catalog for up to one month, with the exception of videos, which may be checked out for up to two weeks.



Manuals & Handbooks 
Assessment Materials 
Audio & Video Materials 
Training Modules 



100 Activities for Transition
Lyle. (2000). Hawthorne Educational Services.

Adapting Instruction for Mainstreamed and At-Risk Students 
Wood. (1992). Macmillan Publishing Company. 
This book gives an overview of mainstreaming and provides a six-step guide to the assessment of student instruction level. Also included is a section on teaching plans, methods and structuring class content.

Adaptive Play for Special Needs Children: Strategies to Enhance Communication and Learning 
Musselwhite. (1986). College-Hill Press. 
This book describes the uses of and strategies for adaptive play in the special needs child. The book provides an Appendix that lists supportive organizations and manufacturers.

Assessing Special Students 
McLoughlin & Lewis. (1990). Merrill Publishing Company. 
McLoughlin and Lewis provide extensive information on the use of testing, computers and other assessment tools. Guidelines in the monitoring of test results are presented, as well as methods of increasing parent participation in the assessment process.

Assessment in Special Education: An Applied Approach 
Overton. (1992). MacMillan. 
Overton gives an overview of the design and evaluation of an assessment plan, a brief description of various laws concerning assessment and step-by-step instructions on developing the IEP.

Assistive Technology: A Resource for School, Work, and Community 
Flippo, Inge & Barcus. (1995). Brookes. 
This resource discusses the many benefits and applications of assistive technology and provides detailed descriptions of assistive devices. This comprehensive guide answers questions about training, assessment, implementation, funding, and other critical issues.

Behavior Disorders: Theory and Practice 
Coleman. (1992). Allyn and Bacon. 
This book begins with a look at the past perspectives of behavioral disorders and suggests present methods of identification and definition. Models of disturbance and disorder are discussed, along with views of families', schools', and teachers' roles in an adolescent's life.

Behavior Problems 
Baker, Brightman, Heifetz & Murphy. (1976). Research Press. 
This book provides an overview of the identification of problem behavior patterns and describes procedures for the monitoring and cessation of problem behaviors.

Behavioral Intervention: Principles, Models, and Practices 
Scotti & Meyer (Eds.). (1999). Brookes. 
With a blend of psychological and developmental perspectives, this encyclopedic volume offers an array of revolutionary strategies that work. Extended case studies illustrate effective ways to resolve multiple and specific behavior problems.

Best Practices in Mild Mental Disabilities 
Division on Mental Retardation: The Council for Exceptional Children. (1989). 
This book offers a dynamic look at inspiring practices for the education of students with mild mental retardation. Chapters are presented within the framework of best practices, and topics include assessment, curriculum, and career development.

Career Counseling for People with Disabilities:  A Practical Guide to Finding Employment 
Wolffe. (1997). ProEd. 
Utilized either as a text in rehabilitation counseling or as a resource guide for counselors, families and educators, this book covers the basics in career counseling for individuals with disabilities. Included are sample forms and a comprehensive resource guide.

Career Education for Handicapped Individuals 
Kokaska & Brolin. (1985). Merrill Publishing Company. 
After providing an introduction to the LCCE Curriculum, this book examines a variety of life skills. The major focus of the book discusses putting these programs in to action, enforcing curriculum and preparing for the future.

Career Information in Counseling and Teaching 
Isaacson. (1977). Allyn & Bacon. 
This book provides information on career development and describes factors that affect workers and their environments. Included are sources of materials that help classify and organize career information.

Community Integration for Persons with Mental Retardation 
Schloss, Hughes & Smith. (1988). College Hill Press. 
Providing information on the learning and behavioral characteristics that influence the adult adjustment of students with mental retardation, this book focuses on the learning needs of adults in the community. A community-referenced curriculum matrix is provided.

Competitive Employment Issues and Strategies 
Rusch. (1986). Brookes. 
Opening with descriptions of various employment programs across the country, this book provides information regarding methods of employment, analysis and assessment of work behavior, development of curriculum, and job placement.

Computerized Test Accommodations: A New Approach for Inclusion and Success for Students with Disabilities 
Burke. (1998). US Department of Education. 
This book discusses research-based suggestions for utilizing computerized test accommodations as an approach for the successful inclusion of students with disabilities. Also included are suggestions for future research.

Consultation, Collaboration, and Teamwork for Students with Special Needs
Dettmer, Thurston & Dyck. (1993). Allyn & Bacon. 
After opening with an extensive description of consultation, collaboration and teamwork, this book tackles the roles and responsibilities of each in schools, at home and in the workplace.

Cooperative Learning and Strategies for Inclusion (2nd Edition) 
Putnam. (1998). Brookes Publishing Company. 
Cooperative learning can facilitate greater academic achievement, improved social skills, and higher self-esteem for students of all abilities and cultural backgrounds. This guide shows educators how to make cooperative learning strategies work in their classrooms.

Critical Issues in Education 
Nelson, Polansky & Carlson. (1990). McGraw Hill Publishing Company. 
This book investigates important educational questions by presenting and evaluating two distinctly different sides for each topic.

Curriculum and Assessment for Students with Moderate and Severe Disabilities
Diane M. Browder. (2001). Guilford Press

Curriculum-Based Evaluation for Special and Remedial Education 
Howell & Morehead. (1987). Merrill Publishing Company. 
After defining education, evaluation and curriculum, the authors provide an in-depth description of how to measure and assess curriculum. Information on various types of testing and results analyzation is provided. The main focus of the book relates to specific areas of a curriculum and how to determine the teaching methods needed.

Curriculum-Based Instruction for Special Education Students 
Bigge. (1988). Mayfield Publishing Company. 
This book illustrates various types of curricula and describes how to use the IEP to link assessment to curriculum and instruction. The book then focuses on several modification methods and teaching techniques.

Decreasing Behaviors of Severely Retarded and Autistic Persons 
Foxx. (1982). Research Press. 
Foxx gives a complete description of the advantages and disadvantages of the three major types of reinforcement for negative behaviors. Discussing extinction, physical restraint, punishment, timeout and overcorrection, Foxx also presents review sets and practice questions and answers.

Design of High School Programs for Severely Handicapped Students 
Wilcox, Barbara and Bellamy. (1982). Brookes Publishing Company. 
The authors discuss curriculum design and program content, while the main focus is on preparation for adult life (e.g., strategies for vocational preparation and preparation for independent living, integration, and self-fulfillment.).

Developing Instructional Units for the Regular and Special Teacher 
Meyen. (1981). Wm. C. Brown Company Publishers. 
This textbook provides teachers with a how-to of unit teaching in the classroom. IEP and Unit teaching as well as nit teaching for the "Instructionally Different Child" are discussed.

Educating Children with Multiple Disabilities: A Transdisciplinary Approach (3rd Edition) 
Orelove & Sobsey. (1996). Brookes Publishing Company. 
This text provides educators and service providers with a clear, practical explanation of how they can integrate their specialized skills to improve education for learners with severe cognitive and physical disabilities.

Education of Learners with Severe Handicaps:  Exemplary Service Strategies
Horner, Meyer & Fredericks. (1986). Brookes Publishing Company. 
After opening with an overview of many community-based programs and services, the authors proceed into a discussion about educating younger students with disabilities. They then describe various methods of social skills and communication instruction.

Exceptional Children: An Introductory Survey of Special Education 
Heward & Orlansky. (1992). Merrill. 
This personnel prep text provides a general overview of disability and special education issues and best practices.

Expanding Options for Older Adults with Developmental Disabilities 
Stroud & Sutton. (1988). Brookes Publishing Company. 
This book provides details physical and mental changes that occur in the body of older adults and assesses the needs of elderly persons with disabilities in the workplace, at home, and in social situations. The preparation of older adults for community and work is also a focus of the book.

Getting Employed, Staying Employed: Job Development and Training for Persons with Severe Handicaps 
McLaughlin, Garner & Callahan. (1987). Brookes Publishing Company. 
This book provides a comprehensive overview of employment for individuals with severe disabilities. Job development and training are discussed in detail.

A Guide to Vocational Assessment (3rd Ed.) 
Power. (2000). ProEd. 
From a rehabilitation perspective, this thorough guide provides an overview of vocational evaluation. From policy and procedures-to client rapport and specific models-a comprehensive look at assessment is provided.

Helping Adolescents with Learning and Behavior Problems 
Kerr & Lambert. (1987). Merrill. 
This book describes the assessment of skills, goals, needs and problems of adolescents. Also discussed are strategies for school survival and improving academic performance. Important issues such as sexuality, drug abuse, juvenile justice and follow-up are addressed.

Including Students with Severe and Multiple Disabilities in Typical Classrooms-Practical Strategies for Teachers 
Downing. (1996). Brookes. 
This book discusses how to determine individual abilities in students of all ages. Included are appendices with additional resource information on creating systematic change, providing assistance for teachers, and augmentative communication.

Inclusive High Schools: Learning from Contemporary Classrooms 
Fisher, Sax & Pumpian. (1999). Brookes. 
Addressing both processes and outcomes, this book provides a framework for developing inclusive high schools.

Increasing Behaviors of Persons with Severe Retardation and Autism 
Foxx. (1982). Research Press. 
This book gives a brief overview of certain behavioral objectives and focuses on the reinforcement of goals. By using examples of shaping, prompting and fading, and modeling and imitation, Foxx describes reinforcer types and schedules of reinforcement.

Issues and Practices in Special Education 
Marozas & May. (1988). Longman, Inc. 
Utilizing both legal and ethical perspectives, this text provides an overview of different special education programs and how teachers can adjust to, prepare for, and assess the effectiveness of the various programs.

Issues Influencing the Future of Transition Programs and Services in the United States
University of Minnesota. (2000). National Transition Network, Institute on Community Integration (UAP).
This is a collection of articles by leading researchers in secondary special education and transition services for students with disabilities.

Legal Issues in Transitioning Students 
Garfinkel. (1995). LRP Publications. 
This book is intended to provide a practical overview of the relevant statutes in special education and civil rights law. Garfinkel also focuses on employment, federal law, and periodic reauthorization of funding.

Life Beyond the Classroom: Transition Strategies for Young People with Disabilities 
Wehman. (1996). Brookes Publishing Company. 
This book provides extensive, yet basic information about transition planning in the community, schools, and at home. A series of appendices is included.

Making it Happen: Student Involvement in Education Planning, Decision Making, and Instruction 
Wehmeyer & Sands (Eds.). (1998). Brookes Publishing Company. 
For administrators, teacher trainers, and teachers in special and general education, this book will help guide the successful implementation of IDEA-mandated student participation while improving educational and transitional outcomes for all students.

More than a Job: Securing Satisfying Careers for People with Disabilities 
Wehman & Kregel. (1998). Brookes Publishing Company. 
This consumer-driven book provides professionals with step-by-step strategies for helping people with physical and developmental disabilities find meaningful employment.

Outstanding Integrative Employment Agencies: Creativity, Leadership, and Commitment. 
Dalton. (1992). Developmental Disabilities Institute. 
This book describes and discusses seven outstanding integrative employment agencies. The following information is given about each agency: history, mission and philosophy, consumers, services and practices, organizational aspects, financial aspects, evaluation and renewal and observations and recommendations.

Person-Centered Planning and Outcome Management 
Everson & Reid. (1999). Habilitative Management Consultants, Inc. 
A guide for human service personnel in determining the dreams and desires of consumers with disabilities and their families, and how those service agencies can provide supports and services in a manner that maximizes attainment of those dreams and desires.

Physically Handicapped Children:  A Medical Atlas for Teachers 
Bleck & Nagel. (1982). Grune and Stratton, Inc. 
This book provides descriptions and discussions of a wide variety of physical disabilities. Also included are several sections on counseling for both parents and children. Suggestions for improving communication both inside and outside the classroom are provided.

Positive Classroom Discipline 
Jones. (1987). McGraw-Hill. 
Opening with a detailed description about how to adjust the learning environment through rules, regulations, and standards, Jones demonstrates how setting limits can help individuals maintain control in unfamiliar situations.

Positive Classroom Instruction 
Jones. (1987). McGraw-Hill. 
Jones breaks down the parts of a structured lesson into three phases: setting the stage, acquisition, and consolidation. Two detailed sections on giving corrective feedback in guided practice are presented as well.

Providing Employment Support for People with Long-Term Mental Illness: Choices, Resources and Practical Strategies 
Ford. (1995). Brookes. 
This text presents the proven techniques and useful information needed to help people with mental illness become part of the nation's work force.

Reading and Study Skills 
Grant. (1989). Prentice Hall. 
This text provides a comprehensive resource for learning about the development of reading and study skills for all students. From motivation, to time management, to specific strategies for studying, this is a resource for all professionals, parents and students.

Restructuring High Schools for All Students: Taking Inclusion to the Next Level 
Jorgensen. (1998). Brookes. 
Jorgensen provides strategies that readers can apply in their own schools-concrete information on creating a collaborative environment, rethinking staff roles, and designing an inclusive curriculum.

Self-Determination Across the Life Span:  Independence and Choice for People with Disabilities 
Sands & Wehmeyer. (1996). Brookes. 
After introducing the concept of self-determination, the authors look at the characteristic alongside trust, confidence and other behaviors. Parents' roles, as well as expected outcomes of self-determination, are also discussed.

Sexuality, Law, and the Developmentally Disabled Person:  Legal and Clinical Aspects of Marriage, Parenthood, and Sterilization 
Haavik & Menninger. (1981). Brookes. 
This book offers extensive information about sexuality and the development of sexual behaviors in adults with developmental or physical disabilities.

Skill Streaming the Adolescent:  A Structured Learning Approach to Teaching Prosocial Skills 
Goldstein, Sprafkin, Gershaw & Klein. (1980). Research Press Company. 
This book provides a description of the background and development of structured learning. In addition, a discussion on learning procedures and learning skills as well as suggestions on selecting and training teachers is provided.

Special Magic: Computers, Classroom Strategies, and Exceptional Students
Male. (1988). Mayfield. 
This book provides ideas for the integration of a computer into the Special Education Classroom.

Standards of Work Performance:  A Functional Assessment and Training Manual for Training People with Disabilities for Employment 
Riches. (1993). MacLennan and Petty Limited. 
This book identifies criteria to keep in mind when evaluating work performance. These criteria range from personal traits, such as attendance, hygiene and cooperation with other workers, to workplace criteria, such as communication, safety, and behavior regulation.

Strategies for Teacher Collaboration 
Aldinger, Warger & Harvey. (1991). Exceptional Innovations. 
This book describes how to identify problems and take corrective action to fix them. In addition, relationship building and handling resistance are discussed.

Supported Employment: Strategies for Integration of Workers with Disabilities
Wehman, Sale & Parent. (1992). Andover Medical Publishers. 
This text covers topics such as job development and placement, behavior and self-management, and family influence on finding a job. Special considerations for supported employment, such as staffing and program evaluation, are discussed.

Supported Employment Using a Natural Supports Approach:  A Handbook for Parents 
Urbain. (1997). Pacer Center. 
This book describes supported employment and how it should be used. It is a guide to the Natural Supports Approach of supported employment for people with moderate to severe disabilities.

Teaching Communication Skills to Students with Severe Disabilities  
Downing. (2005). Paul H. Brookes Pub. Co. 
Developed by a highly respected expert, the practical guidebook has the comprehensive, research-based information professionals need to support students from preschool to high school as they learn and use communication skills.

Teaching Individuals with Physical and Multiple Disabilities 
Bigge. (1991). Macmillan. 
Opening with an overview of some of the causes and characteristics of disabilities, this book quickly moves into a discussion of suggestions for therapeutically managing these disabilities and other needs. Strategies for increasing and improving communication skills are provided.

Teaching Self-Determination to Students with Disabilities: Basic Skills for Successful Transition 
Wehmeyer, Agran & Hughes. (1998). Brookes. 
Practical and user-friendly, this book assists teachers in meeting IDEA requirements and planning transition programs according to student preferences. Abundant hands-on activities provide a variety of ways to promote autonomous behavior and reinforce the learning and practice of self-realization.

Teaching Students with Learning and Behavior Problems:  Managing Mild-to-Moderate Difficulties in Resource and Inclusive Settings (6th Ed.) 
Hammill & Bartel. (1995). ProEd. 
This book is a general text that focuses on the education of students with milder disabilities. From teaching language arts, to managing classroom behavior, this book's focus is on a variety of topics related to special education.

Toward Supported Employment:  A Process Guide for Planned Change 
Gardner, Chapman, Donaldson, & Jacobson. (1988). Brookes. 
This book provides background information on supported employment and discusses strategies for change. In addition, the book explains how to implement supported employment programs and evaluate success based on the results of these programs.

Transdisciplinary Vocational Assessment: Issues in School-Based Programs
Levinson. (1993). Clinical Psychology Publishing Company, Inc. 
This book opens with an introduction to vocational assessment and the several laws and theories that form its basis. It then gives several considerations to keep in mind when conducting behavior, intelligence, and personality tests.

Transition and Students with Learning Disabilities: Facilitating the Movement from School to Adult Life 
Patton & Blalock. (1996). ProEd. 
This volume represents the collaborative thinking of researchers and practitioners who have generated a comprehensive view of transition for persons with learning disabilities.

Transition from School to Work-New Challenges for Youth with Severe Disabilities
Wehman, Moon, Everson, Wood & Barcus. (1988). Brookes. 
This book focuses on the many preparations needed to help facilitate the transition from education in the classroom to the work force.

Transition from School to Young Adulthood: Basic Concepts and Recommended Practices (The Transition Series) 
Patton & Dunn. (1998). ProEd. 
This book provides an overview of transition that should be helpful to practitioners who need to get the overall picture of what should be done to meet the transitional needs of students.

Transition Programs for Students with Moderate/Severe Disabilities 
McDonnell, Mathot-Buckner & Ferguson. (1996). Brooks/Cole Publishing Company. 
This book includes foundations of transition programs such as expected outcomes, emerging values, and roles of secondary education in transition. It also discusses curriculum, individualized planning, instruction and personal supports.

Transition to Adulthood
Edited by Hewitt B. Clark and Maryann Davis. (2000).  Brookes.
This book deals with Social Behavior Disorders, Rehabilitation, and Adolescence in the United States, as well as affective symptoms and mental health services.

Transition to Employment (The Transition Series) 
Michaels. (1998). ProEd. 
This book is designed to assist practitioners in proactively meeting the challenges of full employment for students as they work to plan for and facilitate the development of meaningful transition programs.

Transitions to Adult Life for People with Mental Retardation: Principles and Practices
Ludlow, Turnbull & Luckasson. (1988). Brookes. 
This book presents a method of designing and implementing a curriculum that corresponds with the current trends in transition. Also included is information concerning productive employment and the future of transition.

Vocational Preparation and Employment of Students with Physical and Multiple Disabilities 
Sowers & Powers. (1991). Brookes. 
This book provides information regarding vocational training and preparation and employment. Such topics as discrimination, parent involvement, and strategies to help and adapt job design for certain and specific tasks are discussed as well.

What Color is Your Brain?
Sheila N. Glazov. (2008).  LRP Publications.
A legislative view on behavior and discipline of students with disabilities.

What do I do When...?: The Answer Book on Assessing, Testing and Graduating Students with Disabilities 
Gorn. (2000). SLACK Inc. 
This books helps us understand the differences within ourselves and within others in an uncomplicated and entertaining manner.

What do I do When...?:  The Answer Book on Discipline
Gorn. (1999).  LRP Publications.
A legislative view on behavior and discipline of students with disabilities.

What do I do When...?: The Answer Book on Individualized Education Programs 
Gorn. (1999). LRP Publications. 
Using a user-friendly question and answer format, this book provides an overview of IEP requirements as mandated by federal legislation. Both the IEP process and document are addressed.

What do I do When...?: The Answer Book on Section 504 
Gorn. (1998). LRP Publications. 
This is a comprehensive question and answer formatted book, which addresses the legal and procedural questions relating to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.

What do I do When...?: The Answer Book on Special Education Law (3rd. Ed.) 
Gorn. (1999). LRP Publications. 
Using a user-friendly, question and answer format, this book provides an overview of special education requirements as mandated by federal legislation. With a focus on IDEA, this book addresses all basic concerns in fine detail.

What's the Difference? Teaching Positive Attitudes Toward People with Disabilities 
Barnes, Berrigan, & Biklen. (1978). Human Policy Press. 
This book is a good resource for teaching positive attitudes about disabilities and individuals that have disabilities. In addition, suggested activities and resources for teaching students about disabilities are included.

Work and Disability: Issues and Strategies in Career Development and Job Placement 
Szymanski & Parker. (1996). Pro-Ed. 
Theories and concepts of career development, vocational assessment, and various accommodations in the workplace are presented in this text. Authors also focus on natural supports in the workplace.

A Working Relationship: The Job Development Specialist's Guide to Successful Partnerships with Business 
Fabian, Luecking & Tilson. (1994). Brookes Publishing. 
This book is divided into three different sections, giving a general overview of partnerships and their effectiveness in the work force, basic principles of job placement and development, and meeting and exceeding expectations.

Working Together: Workplace Culture, Supported Employment, and Persons with Disabilities 
Hagner & Dileo. (1993). Brookline Books. 
Showing a new perspective on supported employment, this book tells how to facilitate preparing for a career and adjusting to a new workplace. It discusses how to find a job, negotiate a salary, and train new employees.

Working with Students with Disabilities in Vocational-Technical Settings (The Transition Series) 
Evers & Elksnin. (1998). ProEd. 
This book provides a brief history of vocational education, along with models of curricula. Emphasis is placed upon building effective relationships with vocational educators-and appreciation of the environment and program goals under which they work.

Youth with Disabilities:  Strategies for Interagency Transition Programs 
Everson. (1993). Andover Medical Publishers. 
After introducing transition and several effective transition programs, this book discusses how to conduct program assessments and action plans for systems change. Also highlighted are the maintenance of direction and focus, as well as monitoring and evaluating team efforts.

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1998 Directory of Model Projects:  A Directory of Model Transition Projects Funded by the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, US Department of Education / NTA
Academy for Educational Development. (1999).

Adult Agencies: Linkages for Adolescents in Transition (The Transition Series)
Cozzens, Dowdy & Smith. (1999). ProEd. 
This is a reference for accessing agencies that provide transition services for students after they exit school and for including those agencies in the transition planning process.

Alternative Schools: Legal Guidance for Serving Special Education Students 
Lake (Ed.). (2000). LRP Publications. 
From service option to legislation this guide provides an overview of guidelines for districts considering alternative educational programs for students with special education needs.

Assess for Success: Handbook on Transition Assessment 
Sitlington, Neubert, Begun, Lombard & Leconte. (1996). CEC. 
This handbook was designed for use in assisting students of all levels of functioning in defining and achieving goals. A comprehensive list of assessment tools is provided.

Assessment for Transitions Planning (The Transition Series) 
Clark. (1998). ProEd. 
This comprehensive handbook provides practical information and resources on the assessment of students for transition planning.

Building School-to-Work Programs: Strategies for Youth with Special Needs 
Benz & Lindstrom. (1997). ProEd. 
This how-to manual is based on the premise that all youth require and deserve opportunities to participate in school-to-work transition programs that provide a more meaningful education and prepare them for a brighter future.

The Bus Stops Here: Defining Transportation Obligations to Students with Disabilities
Pitasky. (1999). LRP Publications. 
This special report examines the definition provided to special education transportation, in order to provide a clearer picture of both the schools' obligations and the student entitlements created in this area.

Career Ladders for Challenged Youths in Transition from School to Adult Life
Siegel, Sheperd, Greener, Meyer, Halloran, & Gaylord-Ross. (1993). ProEd. 
This book provides information on curriculum, and different methods, strategies, procedures and techniques as well as features of an effective transition program. There are also several appendices to each chapter that include sample charts, forms and letters.

Choosing Outcomes and Accommodations for Children (C.O.A.C.H.):  A Guide to Educational Planning for Students with Disabilities 
Giangreco, Cloninger & Iverson. (1998). Brookes. 
An educational planning guide for students with disabilities, it is designed to identify the contents of a student's educational program and strategies for implementing the program in general education settings and activities.

The Complete IEP Guide: How to Advocate for Your Special Ed Child 
Siegel. (1998). Nolo. 
Written by an attorney, this book is for parents who are serious about advocating for their child, and for special education administrators and counselors who need to see the process from a lawyer's point of view. In clear concise language, it explains the basics as well as such topics as resolving disputes, filing complaints, and getting a lawyer.

Creating Collaborative IEPs: A Handbook 
McCoy (Ed.). (1998). Virginia Commonwealth University. 
This handbook is designed to help in the creation of collaborative IEP's. Sections include such topics as establishing collaborative IEP teams, gathering information, deciding on goals and objectives, matching goals with services and supports and implementing the IEP.

Developing Effective Internships: Solutions for Work-Based Learning
Bouyea (Ed). (1999). LRP Publications. 
This guide provides the tools and advice needed to start an internship program or fine-tune one that's already established. The collection of tips and sample forms offers guidance from businesses and education professionals.

Developing Transition Plans (The Transition Series) 
Wehman (Ed.). (1998). ProEd. 
This handbook serves as a practical guide for developing individual transition plans using personal future planning. Sample plans for a variety of needs and levels of functioning are provided.

Directory of Transition Resources
NTN (1998)
This material was produced by state systems change projects on transition between October 1991 and January 1998.

Disability and the Family: A Guide to Decisions for Adulthood 
Turnbull, Turnbull, Bronicki, Summers & Roeder-Gordon. (1989). Brookes. 
This is a transition guide for parents of adolescents with disabilities. The focus areas of the manual are decision-making, financial planning, life in the community, and advocacy.

Disability Compliance for Higher Education: 2000 Year Book 
Gephart. (2000). LRP Publications. 
This handbook is an annual review of Office for Civil Rights letters and judicial decisions concerning students and employees at institutions of higher education. The Year Book is also a review of the pertinent trends and major policy issues affecting those who provide services to this population.

Discretionary Projects Supported by the Office of Special Education Programs Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
State Improvement, US Dept of Ed. (1999). ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education.

Doing Whatever it Takes:  All Means All School-to-Work Awards/Institute on Community Integration (UAP), The College of Education & Human Development
University of Minnesota. (2000).  Institute on Community Integration Univ. of Minn.

The Down Syndrome Transition Handbook:  Charting Your Child's Course to Adulthood
Jo Ann Simons. (2010).

Emerging Futures: A Transition Planning and Resource Guide for Students and Parents 
Steenwyk. (1999). 
This manual provides, for students and families, a foundation of knowledge on the subject of transition.

Ensuring Access, Equity, and Quality for Students with Disabilities in School-to-Work Systems: A Guide to Federal Law and Policies 
Willems (Ed.). (1999). Center for Law and Education. 
This guide is intended to help develop a broader awareness of key federal legislation and policies that specifically address the participation of youth with disabilities in the full range of school-to-work opportunities available.

Family Involvement in Transition Planning and Implementation (Transition Series)
Wehmeyer, Morningstar & Husted. (2000). ProEd. 
This is a how-to manual of involving parents in the transition planning process. From a discussion of barriers to collaboration, to models of practice, this is a comprehensive guide for families and professionals.

Financial Aid for the Disabled and their Families (1998 - 2000) 
Schlachter & Weber. (1998). Reference Service Press. 
Information about financial aid for individuals with disabilities at your fingertips! This 450 page directory also includes a list of state sources of benefits, and a set of indexes that let you search the directory by specific subject and demographic information.

Follow-Up Studies: A Practitioner's Handbook (The Transition Series)
Sitlington & Frank. (1998). ProEd. 
The purpose of this handbook is to assist practitioners in conducting follow-up studies of students with disabilities who have exited programs. The handbook is designed for use by service providers in determining the effectiveness of transition programs.

From Education to Employment: A Resource Guide Employment Opportunities Inc. 
Developed in response to the informational needs of parents of transition-aged youth, this manual serves as a guidebook for young people with disabilities, families, and professionals.

A Guide to Vocational Assessment 
Power. (1991). ProEd. 
Discussing the various types of assessment, this book focuses on vocational assessment and testing. Power describes different types of assessment, while including information on specific instruments, interpretation and rehabilitation planning. Appendices are provided.

Guiding Students with Disabilities through Transition from High School to College
Gephart & LaRue (Eds.). (1999). LRP Publications. 
This manual helps to guide students through the issues and rights associated with attending college. Topics highlighted include legislation, advocacy and accommodation processes.

Handbook of Adolescent Transition Education for Youth with Disabilities
Edited by Michael L. Wehmeyer, Kristine W. Webb. (2012).

Handbook for Transition into Post-Secondary Schools: Student and Parent Advocacy for Students with Disabilities 
Whitaker. Spartanburg, SC Developmental Disabilities Council. 
This handbook is designed for use by students and their families for transition into post-secondary education. Includes information on both law and accommodations. Exercises and lessons help students in goal setting and finding the right school.

Handbook of Career Planning for Students with Special Needs 
Harrington. (1997). ProEd. 
This practitioners' guide, sensitive to cultural diversity issues, shows how to help young people and adults with special needs find employment by identifying goals and job information. It provides problem resolution methods, as well as information regarding college planning, family involvement, and collaboration.

Handbook on Supported Education:  Providing Services for Students with Psychiatric Disabilities 
Unger. (1998). Brookes Publishing Company. 
This resource offers step-by-step guidelines for working with people with psychiatric disabilities as they return to educational settings. Easy to understand explanations of legislation, behavioral intervention, medication and other complex topics constitute a comprehensive guide for service providers.

IEP Procedural Errors:  Lessons Learned, Mistakes to Avoid
Edited by Steven E. Lake. (2000). LRP

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1997: Transition Requirements-A Guide for States, Districts, Schools, Universities and Families
Storms, O'Leary & Williams. (2000). National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials. 
This is a guide for implementing IDEA appropriately for youth with disabilities. Providing samples forms and materials, it focuses on transition; one part of the special education monitoring process. A section on commonly asked questions and their answers is included.

Individual Transition Plans: The Teacher's Curriculum Guide for Helping Youth with Special Needs 
Wehman. (1995). ProEd. 
This book presents 43 transition plans for students with disabilities. Curricula areas include independent living, employment and personal competence/self-advocacy.

Infusing Real-Life Topics into Existing Curricula: Recommended Procedures and Instructional Examples for the Elementary, Middle, and High School Levels (Transition Series) 
Patton, Cronin & Wood. (2000). ProEd. 
From provision of rationale for teaching life skills, to the process of infusion, this is a comprehensive manual for professionals serving all ages. Sample lesson plans and examples are provided.

Life Skills Instruction for all Students with Special Needs: A Practical Guide for Integrating Real-Life Content into the Curriculum 
Cronin & Patton. (1993). ProEd. 
This guide is designed to provide teachers, curriculum specialists, and other personnel with a how-to manual for developing life skills content that can be used in a variety of instructional settings and with a range of students who have special needs or are at risk for school failure.

Making the Most of Transition (Session 1-5): Family Workbook 
Harbor Regional Center. 
This is a group of workbooks that could be used as the transition workshop curriculum for families. There are 5 workbooks. They are entitled: What Matters Most to You and Your Family; Work, School, Training; There is More to Life than Work; Benefits; and A Game Plan for You and Your Family.

Manual for the Teambuilder-A Guide for Creating Peaceful and Productive Community Transition Councils
Virginia's Project UNITE. (1997). 
This guide addresses the information needed by local communities to form Community Transition Councils. Using sample worksheets and activities, the manual takes readers through the process of establishing such a team.

Meeting the Needs of Youth with Disabilities:  Handbook for Implementing Community-
Based Vocational Education Programs According to the Fair Labor Standards Act
Brian Cobb (etals). (1999). University of Minnesota, National Transition Network, Institute on Community Integration (UAP).

Meeting the Needs of Youth with Disabilities:  Handbook on Supplemental Security Income Work Incentives and Transition Students 
Auxter (Ed). (1998). University of Minnesota. 
This handbook provides a simple explanation of the laws and guidelines surrounding Supplemental Security Income Work Incentives for transition-aged students with disabilities.

Paraeducators as Partners: Building a Team for the Inclusive Classroom
Lombardo (Ed). LRP Publications. 
This guide provides suggestions on how school districts can utilize the expertise of paraeducators in inclusive classrooms to their fullest extent. The various sections of the manual address the roles of paraeducator training and retention procedures and suggestions for utilizing paraeducators in inclusive settings.

PATH: A Workbook for Planning Positive Possible Futures-Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope for Schools, Organizations, Businesses, Families 
Pearpoint, O'Brien & Forest. (1993). Inclusion Press. 
PATH is an alternative method of providing person centered planning. This guide provides process information, as well as instructions for taking a person through the eight-step planning process. PATH is a comprehensive; yet time consuming, goal-setting process.

Personal Assistance in the Workplace - A Customer-Directed Guide
Edited by Ed Turner, Grant Revell and Valerie Brooke. (2001). VCU Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Workplace Supports.

Planning for Success:  Supplemental Security Income and Age 18 Disability Redetermination
Edited by William McGrath, et al.  (2001)  Virginia Commonwealth University
This is a guide for students, families, teachers, and service providers.

A Practical Guide for Teaching Self-Determination 
Field, Martin, Miller, Ward & Wehmeyer. (1998). The Council for Exceptional Children.
This guide is targeted to K-12 special education teachers/special population instructors, work experience coordinators, vocational assessment personnel, guidance counselors, and other support staff. It provides detailed reviews of over 30 curriculum materials and assessment tools in the area of self-determination.

Promising Practices:  New Ways to Improve Teacher Quality
US Dept. of Education. (1998).

Red Book on Employment Support - A Summary Guide to Employment Support Available to People with Disabilities under the Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Programs
US Social Security Administration. (2001)
This is a general reference guide regarding the employment-related provisions of Social Security Disability Insurance and the Supplemental Security Income programs for educators, advocates, rehabilitation professionals and counselors who serve people with disabilities.

School-To-Work Transition Handbook 
Richland County, South Carolina School District One. (1994). 
This handbook addresses the School-to-Work opportunities available in Richland County School District One. This handbook was prepared to assist counselors, teachers and administrators in implementing mandates of the School-to-Work Transition Act of 1994.

Self-Advocacy: How Students with Learning Disabilities Can Make the Transition from High School to College 
Eaton. (1996). Excel Publishing. 
From common areas of difficulty, to system tricks and tips, this book contains information that will help individuals planning on attending college to become self-advocates.

Self-Determination Strategies for Adolescents in Transition (The Transition Series)
Field, Hoffman & Spezia. (1998). ProEd. 
This practical guide provides an array of information and strategies for helping to foster self-determination in students with disabilities.

Staff Development in Mental Retardation Services: A Practical Handbook 
Gardner & Chapman. (1985). Brookes. 
Services available to persons with mental retardation, and developing programs customized for each individual are reviewed in this publication. Also, discussed are types of assessment as well as the measurement and management of behaviors.

Strategies for Teacher Collaboration 
Aldinger, Warger & Eavy. (1991). Exceptional Innovations. 
After giving an introduction to collaboration and consultation, this program gives several examples on how to identify problems and take corrective action. Another section deals with building a relationship and how to handle resistance.

Supported Employment and Training Program (S.E.T.)
Special Education Services, Greenville, SC. (199?).  School District of Greenville, SC
Training manual and references for supported employment as implemented by Greenville County in South Carolina.

Supported Employment Handbook: A Customer-Driven Approach for Persons with Significant Disabilities 
Brooke, Inge, Armstrong, & Wehman. (1997). Virginia Commonwealth University. 
The purpose of the manual is to provide a contemporary training resource on implementing supported employment using a customer-driven approach.

Teaching Occupational Social Skills (The Transition Series) 
Elksnin & Elksnin. (1998). ProEd. 
This handbook focuses on the critical, yet often ignored, social skills in the workplace. From assessment--to implementation and monitoring--this resource provides valuable information for practitioners who assist in the vocational preparation and placement of individuals with disabilities.

TPI:  Transition Planning Inventory (kit)
Clark & Patton. (1997). Pro-Ed.
Kit for assessing transition needs contains a 226 page guide, 25 copies of the profile/further assessment form, 25 copies of the school form, and 50 copies of the student form in a self-contained box. 

Transition Behavior Scale IEP and Intervention Manual
McCarney. (1995). Columbia, MO, Hawthorne Educational Services
This manual addresses goals, objectives, and intervention strategies for behavior necessary for success in independent living and employment. 

The Transition Handbook: Strategies High School Teachers Use that Work! 
Hughes & Carter. (1999). Brookes. 
This handbook provides users with a practical reference source of transition support strategies for students who need help making the transition from school to adult life.

Transition Issues Related to Students with Visual Disabilities (Transition Series) 
Erin & Wolffe. (2000). ProEd. 
This handbook specifically targets transition planning and education implementation issued for individuals with visual impairments. Functional academics, including such issues as housing, employment and community navigation are addressed.

Transition Planning - A Guide for Parents and Professionals
Robert Baer, Rachel McMahan, Robert Flexer. (1999). Ctr. for Innovation in Transition & Employment
60 Page spiral book with diskette in back to assist with transition issues.

Transition Requirements: A Guide for States, Districts, Schools, Universities and Families 
Storms, O'Leary & Williams. (2000). 
This guide provides basic information for the appropriate implementation of the transition requirements of Public Law 105-17, IDEA 1997 and the final regulations published on March 12, 1999. This user-friendly book has been reviewed by OSERS of the USDOE.

Transitioning Students: Your Guide to Successful Strategies 
Hakola. (1999). LRP Publications. 
From legislation and litigation, to implementation and monitoring, this is a basic legal guide on transitioning students from school to adult life.

Transitions to Postsecondary Learning: Self-Advocacy Handbook for Students with Learning Disabilities and/or Attention Deficit Disorder 
Eaton & Coull. (1998). Eaton Coull Learning Group, Ltd. 
This handbook contains information that will help a student become a self-advocate. A description of the differences between high school and college, recommendations from other students with disabilities and resource information are highlighted in this handbook.

Understanding Student Behavior: A Guide to Functional Behavioral Assessments 
Deveres & Pitasky. (1999). LRP Publications. 
This basic guidebook provides an overview of Functional Behavioral Assessments. From a review of legislation and litigation, to development and implementation of FBA's, this is a general guide for parents, advocates and school districts.

Urgent Message: Families Crucial to School Reform 
Lewis & Henderson. (1998). Center for Law and Education. 
This guidebook is actually a useful tool developed out of a meeting to advance parent and family involvement in school reform. The book provides a rich historical view of parent involvement, as well as suggestions for furthering this cause.

Using Community Transition Teams to Improve Transition Services 
Blalock & Benz. (2000). ProEd. 
This comprehensive manual takes the reader through the rationale of community transition teams, developing collaborative efforts and the maintenance and monitoring of those efforts.

Who's Eligible for Section 504?
Edited by Brian Caruso. (2001). LRP.
This is a quick-reference guide for proper identification of students who meet the criteria for services under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.

You, Your Child, and "Special" Education 
Cutler. (1993). Brookes Publishing Company. 
Dr. Cutler takes parents on a journey through the internal workings of the special education system, pointing out the challenges that await and the achievements that can be met.

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Ability Explorer: Directions for Administration and Scoring:  Hand-scorable Assessment Booklet 
Harrington & Harrington. (1996). Riverside Publishing. 
This is a self-reported measure designed to assist students in exploring their abilities, while relating this information to career and/or educational planning.

Career Guidance Master Menu:  For Connecting Students in Grades 6 to 12 to the World of Work 
Learner/Worker Career Products. (1997). 
This comprehensive guidance system helps students in tracking and monitoring their career interests, developments, and assessments.

Checklist of Adaptive Living Skills (CALS):  Manual 
Morreau & Bruininks. (1991).
The CALS is a comprehensive assessment of functional or life-skills which utilizes a checklist format. Teachers, parents, and/or other professionals may complete the assessment.

Inventory of Community Access and Participation (ICAP) 
The ICAP is an assessment utilized in measuring functional and life skills, as well as adaptive behavior. Utilizing a checklist format, teachers, parents, and/or other professionals may complete the assessment.

Life Centered Career Education:  Competency Assessment Knowledge Batteries 
Brolin. (1992). Council for Exceptional Children. 
This assessment is designed to pinpoint specific transition competency deficiencies. Includes an Administration Manual and a Technical Report.

Life Centered Career Education:  Competency Assessment Performance Batteries 
Brolin. (1992). Council for Exceptional Children. 
This assessment is primarily performance-based and is designed to administer to students before and after LCCE instructional units are taught.

Occupational Aptitude Survey and Interest Schedule (OASIS-2) kit:  Aptitude Survey 
Parker. (1991). ProEd. 
Professionals can easily use the OASIS-2 to assist in the career development of students in Grades 8 through 12. Each test, which can be administered individually or in groups, takes from 30 to 45 minutes and can be scored by hand or machine.

Responsibility and Independence Scale for Adolescents:  Examiner's Manual and Testing Book 
Salvia, Neisworth & Schmidt. (1990). DLM Teaching Resources. 
This assessment is divided into two sections: Responsibility and Independence. The testing subsections include self-management, social maturity, social communication, domestic skills, money management, citizenship, personal organization, transportation skills, and career skills.

Self-Directed Search (Form E):  SDS
Holland, Fritzsche & Powell. (1994). 
Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc. This is a self-administered, self-scored, and self-interpreted career-counseling tool for use by lower-level readers.

The Transition Behavior Scale:  (Technical Manual) 
McCarney. (1989). Hawthorne Education Services. 
This kit assesses transition in three areas: employment, interpersonal relations, and social/community expectations. The materials are designed to identify common behavior problems encountered by teachers and employers.

Transition Planning Inventory (TPI) 
Clark & Patton. (1997). ProEd. 
These assessment materials are designed to identify areas of transition strengths and needs. There are three different tools included in this assessment: the student form, the family form, and the school form. A guidebook is provided with the kit.

Vocational Integration Index 
Parent, Kregel & Wehman. (1997). ProEd. 
The Vocational Integration Index (VII) is an instrument designed to identify and choose integrated employment opportunities that are compatible with the personal and social preferences of individuals with disabilities.

Wide Range Interest-Opinion Test 
Jastak & Jastak. (1979). Jastack Associates, Inc. 
This assessment kit is designed to identify optimum attitudes, behaviors and abilities for different kinds of work. The information is relevant to career planning and can be used by guidance or vocational counselors to help persons with disabilities find appropriate employment.

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Choosing Employment Goals (kit)---Choice Maker Instructional Series 
Marshall, Martin, Maxson & Jerman. (1997). Sopris West. 
This curriculum is designed to teach students the self-determination skills they need to be successful in adult life.

Community Integration for Persons with Mental Retardation
Edited by Patrick J. Schloss, Charles A. Hughes, Maureen A. Smith (1988)Little, Brown
Activities of daily living  and social adjustment for the education of mentally retarded.

A Curriculum for Profoundly Handicapped Students:  The Broward County Model Program 
Sternberg, Ritchey, Pegnatore, Wills & Hill. (1986). ProEd. 
This guide tells how to assess and teach students with profound disabilities. Detailed directions tell how to instruct and measure progress in the following areas: gross motor skills, fine motor skills, cognition skills, receptive communication skills, expressive communication skills and social/affective skills.

Empowerment: Employment Choices and Self-Advocacy Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities. 
(1999). A Self-Advocacy workbook for individuals with more severe and profound disabilities.

Fun with Foods: A Recipe for Math and Science 
(1987). Project AIMS. 
This curriculum is geared at grades 5-9. Made up of experiments or activities with food that stress different math and science skills, an index of these skills is provided at the beginning, so that it is easy to pinpoint the exact activities to be used to stress particular skills.

Functional Curriculum for Elementary, Middle, and Secondary Age Students with Special Needs 
Wehman & Kregel. (1997).  ProEd. 
This book is an excellent source of information concerning the design and implementation of a new curriculum and restructuring curricula for improved work outcomes. An emphasis on living situations such as mobility, community living, and living at home is provided.

A Functional Curriculum for Teaching Students with Disabilities
Austin, Texas. (1996) (1998).  ProEd.
Self-Care, Motor Skills, Household Management, & Living Skills; Nonverbal and Oral Communication; Functional Academics; Interpersonal, Competitive, Job-Finding, and Leisure-Time Skills.

Handbook for Transition into Post-Secondary Employment: Student and Parent Advocacy for Students with Disabilities 
Moore. Spartanburg, SC Development Disabilities Council. 
This is a practical handbook on the transition from school to the work place.

Interview Packet 
Glisan. (1993). Peekan Publications. 
This manual is designed to prepare student for job interviews and to turn every teacher into an interviewer. Included are a teacher's manual, five reproducible student work packets, a wallet resume, an interview review form and an application correction form.

Job-Related Social Skills: A Curriculum for Adolescents with Special Needs 
Montague & Lund. (1991). Exceptional Innovations. 
This curriculum is made up of model situations and role playing games designed to help adolescents with special needs increase their job related social skills.

The Lemonade Stand: A Competency Based Resource for Teaching Economics in the Primary Grades 
Eckstein & Swanson. The NC Council on Economic Education. 
This curriculum is a developmental approach to economics and decision-making skills for grades K-3. Background information is given to teachers, as the curriculum provides over 75 lessons for teaching economics.

Life Centered Career Education: A Competency Based Approach (5th Edition)
Brolin. (1998). The Council for Exceptional Children. 
The LCCE is a comprehensive classroom, home, and community-based functional curriculum suitable for a wide audience, from upper elementary school through high school.

Life Centered Career Education: A Competency Based Approach 
Brolin. (1991). The Council for Exceptional Children. 
This booklet gives a brief introduction to Life Centered Career Education Curriculum.

Life Centered Career Education: Activity Book Two 
Glascoe, Miller & Kotaska. (1986). CEC and Eric. 
This curriculum is a descendent of Life Centered Career Education: A Competency Based Approach and a companion to Life Centered Career Education: Activity Book One.

Life Centered Career Education: Modified Curriculum for Individuals with Moderate Disabilities 
Loyd & Brolin. (1997). The Council for Exceptional Children. 
This version of the LCCE Curriculum provides teachers with the same easy-to-use format as the original version, but with a more lower level curriculum for students with higher needs. A Modified Competency Rating Scale (CRS-M) and IEP form are included.

Life Centered Career Education:  Trainer's Manual
Loyd & Brolin. (1989). The Council for Exceptional Children

Lifelong Leisure Skills and Lifestyles for Persons with Developmental Disabilities
Schleien, Meyer, Heyne & Brandt. (1995). 
Brookes Publishing Company. After discussing how to select appropriate leisure activities, this book gives an excellent curriculum for leisure education.

NEXT S.T.E.P.--Student Transition and Educational Planning 
Halpern, Herr, Wolf, Doren, Johnson & Lawson. (1997). ProEd. 
This self-determination curriculum is designed to help high school students make a smooth, successful transition from school to adult life. By using the NEXT S.T.E.P. curriculum, students will learn how to take charge of their own life planning. There are 19 fully developed lesson plans that can be taught in as little as 3 months or as long as one year. The program includes an Instructor's Manual, 10 Workbooks, and videotape.

Occupational Preparation:  A Functional Curriculum Course of Study for Students with Disabilities
Columbia, SC  (1999).  Project SIGHT.

Peer Mediation: Conflict Resolution in Schools (Student Manual and Program Guide)
Schrumpf, Crawford & Bodine. (1991). Research Press. 
This curriculum is divided into two books that both have exercises on conflict resolution. The program guide is divided into eight chapters on conflict resolution.

Self-Directed IEP (kit) - ChoiceMaker Instructional Series 
Martin, Marshall, Maxson & Jerman. (1996). Sopris West. 
This kit includes two short videos, a student workbook, and a teacher's manual. The first video gives a general introduction to the steps involved in creating an IEP, while the second focuses on each step in a particular student's IEP.

Shop Talk-A Prevocational Language Program for Retarded Students 
Kent-Udolf & Sherman. (1983). Research Press. 
This book is divided into two parts: a manual and a task notebook. The manual gives a basic overview of the content of the book and covers some fundamental procedures and teaching strategies.

Skillstreaming the Adolescent - kit (New Strategies and Perspectives for Teaching Prosocial Skills, Student Manual, and Program Forms) 
Goldstein & McGinnis. (1997). Research Press. 
This curriculum is made up of one book and two workbooks. Topics include Beginning and Advanced Social Skills, Dealing with Feelings and Alternatives to Aggression.

Social Skills for Severely Retarded Adults: An Inventory and Training Program 
McClennen, Hoekstra & Bryan. (1980). Research Press. 
This program targets the development in severely retarded adults of certain skills and behaviors in a social atmosphere.

Social Skills on the Job (kit): A Transition to the Workplace 
American Guidance Systems. (1999). 
This practical, easy-to-use curriculum features a variety of interactive materials that provide a natural bridge between school and the workplace. Realistic video vignettes model appropriate behavior and illustrate actual work situations.

South Carolina English Language Arts Framework
Developed by the South Carolina English Language Arts Curriculum Framework Writing Team. (1996). SC Department of Education

South Carolina Foreign Languages Framework
Developed by the South Carolina Foreign Languages Curriculum Framework Writing Team. (1993). SC Department of Education

South Carolina Mathematics Framework
Developed by the South Carolina Mathematics Curriculum Framework Writing Team. (1993). SC Department of Education

South Carolina Science Framework
Developed by the South Carolina Science Curriculum Framework Writing Team. (1996). SC Department of Education

South Carolina Visual and Performing Arts Framework
Developed by the South Carolina Visual and Performing Arts Curriculum Framework Writing Team. (1993). SC Department of Education

Speak up for Yourself and Your Future!: A Curriculum for Building Self-Advocacy and Self-Determination Skills 
Furney, Shepherd, Carlson, Lisi & Yuan. (1993). 
Enabling Futures Project, VT Department of Special Education. Made up of six units, this curriculum is geared toward junior high and high school students and is designed to teach self-determination and self-advocacy.

STEPS to Self-Determination: A Curriculum to Help Adolescents Learn to Achieve Their Goals 
Field & Hoffman. (1996). ProEd. 
This curriculum addresses the following five key elements of self-determination: know yourself, value yourself, plan, act and experience outcomes, and learn. Major areas include identifying strengths and needs, goal setting and accessing resources and supports.

TASSEL Handbook:  Teaching All Students Skills for Employment and Life 
Aspel & Bettis. (1994). Shelby, NC City Schools. 
This curriculum is divided into 3 sections: the occupational diploma, the vocational training, academic diploma, and post secondary education. Each of these sections has activities for science, math, English, and career preparation curriculum.

Teaching Social Competence to Youth and Adults with Developmental Disabilities:  A Comprehensive Program 
Jackson, Jackson & Bennett. (1998). ProEd. 
This book provides all of the materials and procedures needed to implement an effective social skills training program in a variety of settings.

Tools for Transition (kit) : Preparing Students with Learning Disabilities for Postsecondary Education 
Aune & Ness. (1991). American Guidance Services. 
This curriculum helps students learn to identify strengths and weaknesses, apply study strategies, understand their legal rights, explore careers and advocate for accommodations in school.

The Tough Kid Social Skills Book 
Sheridan. (1997). Sopris West. 
This curriculum is designed with exercises to increase social skills. There are four main chapters: an Overview, Assessing Social Skills, Three Levels of Social Skills Training, Leading a Social Skills Group.

Transition from School to Life: A Complete University Course for Special Educators 
Martin & Kohler. (1998). Council for Exceptional Children 
This complete 16-week course is designed to help colleges and universities teach transition-related skills and knowledge.

Transition from School to Life: A Workshop Series for Educators and Transition Service Providers 
Kohler, Field, Izzo & Johnson. (1998). Council for Exceptional Children. 
Designed for use by state, regional, and local organizations to provide inservice training, this program consists of six fully developed one-day workshops packaged together in one ring binder.

Viewpoints: A Guide to Conflict Resolution and Decision Making for Adolescents - Student and Teacher's Guide 
Guerra, Moore & Slaby. (1995). Research Press. 
This curriculum is divided into two books and ten lessons. The exercises are designed to increase students' understanding of themselves and others, as well as their points of view and about confronting common problems and solving them effectively.

The Walker Social Skills Curriculum:  The ACCESS Program, Adolescent Curriculum for Communication and Effective Social Skills 
Walker, Holmes, Todis & Horton. (1988). ProEd. 
This curriculum is designed to improve the social competence levels of adolescent students in middle and high school settings. The ACCESS program is designed for use with students with mild to moderate disabilities.



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At Your IEP Meeting 
Project UNITE, Virginia's Transition Systems Change Project. 
This video will guide your students through the importance of and logistics of attending and participating in their own IEP meetings.

Changes in SSI for Children 
Center for Policy and Program Coordination at the Institute for Child Health Policy. 
This video explains how Congress changed the way childhood disability is determined for SSI benefits, how the changes may affect families and what actions may be taken.

Collaborating for Change: Including all of our Students - (video)
San Francisco Unified School District. (1996). Brookes Publishing. 
Learn what true inclusion means, and reach a complete understanding of the theory behind placing students with disabilities into general, age-appropriate classrooms. Also, get an insider's look as interviewees reveal their initial reactions to the inclusion process and share tips, techniques and practices on how to make inclusion work. (20 minutes)

Collaborating for Change: Instructional Strategies for all Students 
San Francisco Unified School District. (1996). Brookes Publishing. 
This video will enable educators to become more effective as they discover new resources and learn methods for achieving success with all students in all classrooms. (20 minutes)

Developing IEPs Under the New IDEA Regulations
Ruesch and Hartwig. (1999).  LRP
Step by step guidelines for early intervention of disabled children, this video (26 min) demonstrates how to develop an IEP under the regulations of the new IDEA.

Enable:  People with Disabilities and Computers 
(1999). Microsoft Corporation. 
This video will inspire audiences as it introduces viewers to people with disabilities who are using the personal computer to foster independence. (45 minutes)

Everyday Life Skills - Surviving on Your Own
(2001). AGS
6 videocassettes (16 min. each) focusing on everyday events for meeting life needs, including:  Expanding Your World, You & Your Money, Household Smarts, Getting & Keeping a Job, Looking, Feeling, & Acting Your Best, and Health, Nutrition, & Safety.   

Everyone Can Work--A Look at Successes in Supported Employment 
Wehman. (1995). 
This video takes an intimate look into the lives of five successful employees who have significant disabilities. Shot on location at job sites and in living rooms and offices, the video features interviews with workers, job coaches, families, and employers. (55 minutes)

Increasing Parental/Family Involvement in Schools 
Minnesota Department of Children, Families & Learning. 
This video summarizes the process and outcomes of an intensive training for school teams in family involvement. Its purpose it to inspire others to increase and promote genuine school-family partnerships in education.

Legal Insights in Higher Education for Students with Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder 
Kincaid & Simon. (1998). The University of Georgia, The Distance Learning Link. 
A 3-module series, these videos cover the following topics: Documentation and Admissions, Accommodations, and Programming and Policy. (60, 59 and 80 minutes, respectively)

"Next S.T.E.P." Training Tape 
University of Oregon. (1997). 
This videotape is for use when providing an overview of the Next S.T.E.P. Curriculum to direct service providers. (16:30 minutes)

PATH: A Workbook for Planning Positive Possible Futures-Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope for Schools, Organizations, Businesses, Families 
Pearpoint, O'Brien & Forest. (1993). Inclusion Press. 
PATH is an alternative method of providing person centered planning. This guide provides information on the process, as well as an overview of the eight-step planning process.

PATH (Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope) Demo 
Inclusion Press. 
PATH is an alternative method of providing person centered planning through symbolic representations and pictures. This videotape provides an overview and description of the PATH person centered planning process.

A Skydiver's Guide to IEP Transition Planning 
Virginia Department of Education. 
This video answers questions about transition services for youth with disabilities. Viewers will learn how to integrate transition into individual education programs (IEP's). Not updated with 1997 IDEA Amendments.

A Student's Guide to the IEP & A Guide to Helping Students Develop their IEP's
This double-sided audiotape provides information and suggestions for helping students with disabilities become involved in the development, implementation, and monitoring of their own IEP's.

Social Skills on the Job (kit): A Transition to the Workplace 
American Guidance Systems. (1999). 
This practical, easy-to-use curriculum features a variety of interactive materials that provide a natural bridge between school and the workplace. Realistic video vignettes model appropriate behavior and illustrate actual work situations.

Texas Effectiveness Study
TX. (2002?)
Video (9 min.).

Tools for Transition (kit)
Circle Pines, Minn.:  (1991).  American Guidance Service (AGS). 
Teachers Guide, Student Handbook, Script booklets, 40 Blackline Masters, and Video in binder.
Prepares students with learning disabilities for postsecondary education.

Transition Services: Managing Your Future 
WA State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. (1999). CEC. 
This video provides viewers with an overview of the rights, roles, and responsibilities afforded to individuals with disabilities, as well as the school system with reference to transition from school to adult life. (12:40 minutes)

Transitions to High School
Vancouver, BC:  Eaton Coull Learning Group, Ltd., (2000). Howard Eaton and Leslie Coull
Video, (43.40 min.) Student Work Guide, Discussion Guide, and Self-Advocacy Handbook.
Provides information regarding Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity.

A World to Gain - Transition Services for Students with Severe Disabilities
The New Jersey Department of Education. (199?). 
This videocassette (25 min.) addresses the following topics:  SECTION 504 - Exceptional Children, "At Your IEP Meeting", "A Skydiver's Guide", Part I, Donahue - Downs Syndrome and Part II, Born Drunk.

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SC's Project SIGHT Training Modules 
(2000). South Carolina's Project SIGHT 
The following is a list of training modules, developed by Project SIGHT Staff, and available for check-out through the Transition Clearinghouse. All Modules include copies of the following items: Overheads, presentation notes, and audience handouts.

  1. Assistive Technology
  2. Community-Based Instruction
  3. The IEP Process: Working through the Paper Maze
  4. Job Coaching
  5. Labor Laws
  6. LCCE Overview
  7. Negotiation
  8. Next S.T.E.P.
  9. Self-Determination
  10. Transition Cooperatives
  11. Transition Planning
  12. Transition Program Model
  13. Transition: What Every Parent Should Know
  14. Transition: What Every Teacher Should Know


Integrating Transition Planning into the Individualized Education Program 
Virginia's UNITE. (1995). 
This workshop is divided into the following six sections: 1) Introductory activity, 2) Case study, 3) Lecture, 4) Video, 5) Case study, and 6) Closing activity. Trainers should be familiar with IDEA transition legislation, regulations and programs in order to facilitate discussions and answer questions. This workshop guide lists necessary presentation materials and supplies.

Life Centered Career Education Trainer's Manual
Loyd & Brolin. (1989). The Council for Exceptional Children. 
This manual explains the LCCE curriculum, demonstrates how to plan and develop it, and how to implement these new plans.

Making the Most of Transition (Session 1-5): Family Workbook 
Harbor Regional Center. 
This is a group of workbooks that could be used as the transition workshop curriculum for families. There are 5 workbooks. They are entitled: What Matters Most to You and Your Family; Work, School, Training; There is More to Life than Work; Benefits; and A Game Plan for You and Your Family.

Networking: A Training Unit in Support of the Iowa Transition Initiative Transition Process Model 
Carl. (1996). Iowa Transition Initiative.

Roles in the Transition Process: A Training Unit in Support of the Iowa Transition Initiative, Transition Process Model 
Shaffer & Bell. (1996). Iowa Transition Initiative.

Team Building: A Training Unit in Support of the Iowa Transition Initiative, Transition Process Model 
Carl. (1996). Iowa Transition Initiative.

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