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Universal Design for Transition and Community Living

by Bader, B.A., Perez, S.E., & Bryant, M.

Bader, B. (2009). Universal Design for Transition and Community Living. In Thoma, C. Bartholomew, C. Scott, L. Universal Design for Transition: A Roadmap for Planning and Instruction Baltimore, MD: Brookes Publishing.

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Chapter 7 in Universal Design for Transition: A Roadmap for Planning and Instruction. Edited by C.A. Thoma, C.C. Bartholomew, & L.A. Scott

Universal Design for Transition
A Roadmap for Planning and Instruction

In this book transition specialists and educators will discover how to apply universal design for transition (UDT) during the critical middle- and high-school years, using its guiding philosophy—presenting information in multiple formats and media—to help students achieve academic goals, make sound decisions about their future, and make a successful transition to adult life. This timely, concise guidebook reveals how and why UDT can help readers

  • enhance students' self-determination skills
  • plan multiple assessments that measure the full range of student strengths and needs
  • develop IEPs tailored to student goals and interests
  • help students explore career possibilities and prepare for the working world
  • support all the elements of successful transition to community life, including finding a home, managing finances, making personal connections, and enjoying recreational activities
  • create universal access to postsecondary options and help students develop the skills they'll need in college

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