Children with disabilities--Education (Middle school)--United States; Students with disabilities; Communication--Social aspects--United States; Parents of children with disabilities
The purpose of K -12 education for students with disabilities is to prepare them for the transition to a meaningful adult life. As students transition from school to adult life, they need to develop social interaction and communication skills that support community participation. Adolescents with disabilities may require extra time to prepare for changes in life when compared to students with typical development. One study indicated that, for students with disabilities, starting transition planning in middle school can be beneficial and lead to better outcomes (Lee et al., 2011 ). There is a plethora of resources available on the internet about transition for these students, but for some parents all the information can be overwhelming and hard to navigate. The purpose of the Educational Transition Resource Guide was to connect parents of middle school students with developmental disabilities to key information on the internet about transition. As a result, parents may be able to help prepare their students for a smooth transition between middle school to high school, and ultimately into adult life.
Date of Completion
Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)
Date of Award
University of Puget Sound