Transitioning into Adulthood

Date of Award

Spring 5-13-2022

Document Type

Project (696 or 796 registration)

Degree Name

Master of Science in Special Education


Graduate Studies

Committee Chair

Keri DeSutter


special education, transition, adulthood, vocational training, students with disabilities, post secondary


There is no doubt that transition programming for students is needed and extremely important. There have been many great programs and initiatives to help support students. However, researchers have found that school districts can better support our students to enter the world as independent adults. There are things that we can start implementing, even at a young age, to better prepare our students for their futures. This project outlines what transition programming needs to include in order to prepare students for the future. It also provides additional resources to implement person-centered planning.

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