Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Work and disability: Contexts, issues, and strategies for enhancing employment outcomes for people with disabilities edited by Edna Mora Szymanski and Randall M. Parker, 2010.
This 492-page third edition, written by several contributing authors, covers the latest in legislative background and other contextual matters regarding employment of people with disabilities: vocational theories and research related to disability; counseling interventions, multicultural issues, vocational assessment, labor market information, and accommodation of people with disabilities in the workplace; job placement and job development; outreach through business consultation; and supported employment for individuals with developmental disabilities.
Think college!: Postsecondary education options for students with intellectual disabilities by Meg Grigal and Debra Hart
This 342-page resource uncovers the big picture of today's postsecondary options and reveals how to support students with disabilities before, during, and after a successful transition to college. It will help readers understand the current models for postsecondary education (PSE), overcome the common challenges to PSE for students with intellectual disabilities, plan effective person-centered transition services, and support students as they manage all the practical aspects of a positive PSE experience.
Transition strategies from adolescents & young adults who use AAC, edited by David B. NcNaughton and David R. Beukelman, 2010.
This 228-page book will help professionals who provide critical supports to young people who use AAC make a smooth transition to a fulfilling self-determined adult life by providing effective services that meet the young people's individual needs and make the most of advances in technology. Combining the best research-based practices from diverse fields - including special education, vocational rehabilitation, and communication disorders - this resource covers every aspect of transition planning for young adults with a wide range of disabilities. Guidance from top experts is woven together with personal stories of young adults who use AAC, shedding light on the challenges of transition and the research-based strategies that lead to positive outcomes.
Universal design for transition: A roadmap for planning and instruction, by Colleen A. Thoma, Christina C. Bartholomew and LaRon A. Scott, 2009.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
NICHCY's site: www.nichcy.org/educatechildren/transition_adulthood/pages/basics.aspx
ILI (Independent Living Institute): www.independentliving.org/
NCSET (National Center on Secondary Education and Transition): http://ncset.org/
JAN (Job Accommodation Network): http://askjan.org/
AHEAD (Association on Higher Education and Disability): www.ahead.org/students-parents/transitions
PACER Center Champions for Children with Disabilities: www.pacer.org/publications/transition.asp
Support for Families of Children with Disabilities: www.supportforfamilies.org/internetguide/transition.html
NCWD (National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability): http://www.ncwd-youth.info/
Think College! College Options for People with Intellectual Disabilities: http://thinkcollege.net/
You might also want to check out this series of article recently from Edutopia:
How Career Tech is Merging with College Prep: www.edutopia.or/stw-career-techincal-education-resources
In addition, Google has updated Google Earth with version 5 the latest edition of the virtual globe software. Don't forget about Google Voice which allows you to combine your computer with your phone, check out Google Forms which allows you to collect data from parents and students, and the ever popular Google Images.
Well, you know the drill --- Google (http://www.google.com/) it!
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Even though my Dad was both a paid firefighter and then a volunteer and my sons were both volunteers, I did not realize all the neat activities available to learn about fire prevention and yes, they are FREE (do you see a reoccurring theme in some of the SERC Library blog postings)! Okay, I did get distracted by one posting under the Latest News; Do you have a smoking firehouse recipe for chill? Yes, firefighters are good cooks, and yes, often when we stopped by the fire house when Dad was on, the firemen took us kids over to the bakery and bought us donuts (chocolate covered!) and spoiled our dinner, but seriously, who can resist looking at recipes! So just a quick peek at those and then on to the important activities!
AND check your smoke alarms!!!!