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Guiding Your Teenager with Special Needs through the Transition from School to Adult Life

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Book - Guiding Your Teenager with Special Needs through the Transition from School to Adult Life

by: Mary Korpi

About the author:

Mary Korpi is a Licensed Mental Health counselor (LMHC) and a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor on Long Island, New York. During her career, she has had the privilege of working with teenagers and adults with special needs and their families. Her mission is to educate and inform her students so they acquire the skills they need to live independent and fulfilling adult lives.

ISBN: 978-1-84310-874-0

Year: 2007

Publication Info: Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Pub; 1 edition (October 15, 2007)
Language: English

Description:

Guiding Your Teenager with Special Needs through the Transition from School to Adult Life is an excellent resource for both parents and educators who support young adults as they exit the special education school system. Concisely and accessibly written, the content is applicable to people with different types of challenges and levels of ability.
The first part of the book explains how families can adapt everyday routines in order to encourage the development of essential life skills the child will need as he matures. It outlines the application of person-first planning in all aspects of the child’s life.
The second section is an overview of adult programs including: adult day programs, college, employment and residential and recreational opportunities. It includes critical information regarding eligibility requirements, financial support and legal concerns.
The information in this book will facilitate the design of an effective transition plan that will help teenagers develop realistic adult goals that support their unique interests and skills.

 

Contents:

Acknowledgements.; Preface.; Part 1 – Family Expectations that Facilitate Growth.; 1. The Parents Role.; 2. Developing Responsibility and a Work Ethic.; 3. Learning Skills that Lead to Independence.; 4. New Areas to Explore.; 5. Transition Planning.; 6. Person Centered Planning – Putting the student first!; 7. High School Graduation then what…; Part II – The School Bus Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore.; 8. Alphabet Soup – Adult Services and Programs.; 9. Financial Support.; 10. Documentation and Legal Needs.; 11. Office of Developmental Disability (ODD).; 12. Office of Mental Health (OMH).; 13. Employment.; In Closing…; Notes.; Index.

 

Reviews:

Guiding Your Teenager With Special Needs through the Transition from School to Adult Life provides insight and practical suggestions for parents, educators and members of the community at large. This book is a reminder to each of us that teaching basic life skills to children with and without diagnosed delays or disabilities, as well as planning for their future, can never begin too early. John and Mary Brown

 

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