Special Education Transition Services Archives

Acting program geared to children with autism

A theater teacher since 1980, Stephanie Wilson of Westlake Village has met children with autism who come alive on stage.

“When I heard about ‘Autism: The Musical,’ I knew that there were great teachers out there creating programs specifically for young people on the spectrum, so I began to do the research so we could design a program,” she said.

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IDEA transition provisions – an overview

IDEA is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act – America’s special education law.

IDEA has specific provisions about how IEP teams plan for a student’s transition to life after IEPs.

This is your child’s future we’re talking about.

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Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago will use a five-year, $1.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to train educators to help youth with disabilities transition from high school to adult life.

The researchers will partner with the Chicago Public Schools, working with youths with a range of disabilities. The grant also will enable the researchers to form a network of educators and agencies that focus on youths with disabilities.

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