Date Approved

5-6-1996

Embargo Period

9-4-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in Learning Disabilities

Department

Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Urban, Stanley

Subject(s)

Learning disabled teenagers--Education; Learning disabled youth

Disciplines

Disability and Equity in Education

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine if transition services as they are currently performed in a large suburban regional high school district are effective in helping classified students make the transition to the world beyond high school.

A review of current literature on transition shows that services vary in scope and effectiveness from state to state and from district to district. Interviews with district personnel reveal no follow-up once a student has left the district through graduation or "aging out."

A survey instrument was compiled and mailed to 200 former students who were classified while attending school in the district. The survey sought information on the transition conference, help from local, state and private agencies and their feelings regarding the help they received from district personnel.

The results of the survey were mixed with the district doing a good job overall and the state needing to improve its help of these young people.

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