Books and Articles on Transition

by DB-LINK on Mar 1, 2011
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This is a partial list of materials on this topic available from the NCDB Catalog Database.  If you have additional questions, please contact us via email:

Life Beyond the Classroom: Transition Strategies for Young People with Disabilities --Wehman, Paul, Ph.D. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes. (2006) Offers professionals and students information and strategies for successful and supported transitions. Contains techniques for individualized transition planning; work skill competence and confidence building; fostering support from businesses and community organizations for training and employment programs; family and community participation; and interagency cooperation. Order from Brookes Publishing, (800) 638-3775, $74.95. Publisher's web site:

Supporting Young Adults Who Are Deaf-Blind in Their Communities: Transition Planning Guide for Service Providers, Families, and Friends--Everson, Jane M. (Ed.) Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co. (1995) By using person-centered planning, service providers and family members can incorporate a deaf-blind individual's strengths, needs, and goals into a blueprint for life in the community. The guide describes how to secure the necessary supports---optimal health care, enhanced communication skills, and improved orientation and mobility---and encourages those involved in the transition process to move beyond traditional options. Out of print but available through, local libraries or state deaf-blind projects.

Transition Planning --Wiley, David. In Understanding Deafblindness: Issues, Perspectives, and Strategies. Alsop, Linda. (Ed.) (2002) Logan, UT: SKI-HI Institute, Utah State University. This article introduces the transition planning process as it pertains to deaf-blind students. It reviews the development of transition related goals, student involvement, and determining and implementing transition plans. It reviews transitions from school to work and community living, and recreation and leisure in adult life. A description of personal futures planning is provided as well as information on adult service agencies. Available from Hope Publishing, Inc. Phone/Fax: 435-245-2888 .E-mail: hope@hopepubl.com Cost: $175.00.  

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