Parent participation in the transition planning process
by deFur, S., Allen, M., & Getzel, E.
Parent participation in the transition planning process.
Study examining the experiences of parents of adolescents with disabilities in transition planning, including their relationships with professionals in the transition planning process, and discussing implications for policies and practices that promote and enhance full participation of families in transition planning. Data are four regional focus group interviews with a total of 28 parents of adolescents with disabilities in Virginia. It was found that participants consistently identified the quality of the relationship they had with service providers as the key factor affecting their involvement in transition planning. A model is presented that illustrates the potential positive or negative cycle that occurs as families and professionals interact around transition planning.