Developing A Curriculum Model For Transition

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Developing a Curriculum Model for Transition Statement of the Research Problem
Life after high school is a goal and aspiration for most high school students. Students with disabilities, however, this may appear to be a maze of decisions that are difficult to navigate. Most students desire their future to a good job with good pay that leads to other outcomes, such as a sense of accomplishment, self-worth, and confidence (Lee & Carter, 2012). In addition, a job that offers advancement, benefits, and is within the interest of the individual will promote independence and self-determination, lead to friendships and connections within the community (Benz & Lindstrom, 2002). The key to obtaining independence and employment is successful transition from high school. This research will be used to develop curriculum modules to include transition academics, activities, and skills needed to attain the goals outlined by IDEA 2004. Statement of Importance
The need for a transition program that includes comprehensive and complete curriculum modules is crucial to the post high school success for students with disabilities. Taylor & Seltzer (2010), indicate low rates of employment in post high school students with autism spectrum sisorder and approximately 56% of these young adults spending time in sheltered workshops or day centers. Creating comprehensive and responsive transition services has been slow and inconsistent across states and school districts nationwide (Johnson,…
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