Preparing Youths with Emotional or Behavioral Disorders for Transition to Adult Life: Can It Be Done Within the Standards-Based Reform Movement?
This article identifies (a) what we know about youths with emotional or behavioral disorders (E/BD) and what works in preparing them for the transition to adult life; (b) the key features of No Child Left Behind (NCLB; 2001) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA); and (c) recommendations for working within the requirements of this legislation to promote the successful transition of youths with E/BD to employment, independent living, and postsecondary education. Recommendations address the need to (a) use transition planning as a framework for developing the content and performance components of standards-based education and (b) ensure that preparation for employment and other areas of adult life are infused in the general education curriculum and in the standards-based reform movement.
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Sitlington, Patricia L. and Neubert, Debra A., "Preparing Youths with Emotional or Behavioral Disorders for Transition to Adult Life: Can It Be Done Within the Standards-Based Reform Movement?" (2004). Faculty Publications. 3159.