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New Ideas for Planning Transitions to the Adult World
Research Connections
Spring 2000

Contacts and Resources

If you would like to know more about the research referenced in this issue, you can contact the following individuals and organizations by postal mail, telephone, or e-mail, or by using the URLs provided.

Research Connections was prepared with funding from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, under Contract No. ED-99-CO-0026. It is in the public domain and may be freely reproduced and disseminated. The opinions expressed here do not necessarily reflect the positions or policies ofOSEP or the Department of Education.


    Michael Benz
    175 College of Education
    University of Oregon
    Eugene, OR 97403

    Ginger Blalock
    College of Education
    University of New Mexico
    Albuquerque, NM 87131

    Mike Bullis
    175 College of Education
    University of Oregon
    Eugene, OR 97403

    Lawrence Dennis
    Division of Special Education
    Ohio State Department of Education
    933 High Street
    Worthington, OH 43085

    Paula Kohler
    Department of Educational Studies
    Western Michigan University
    3506 Sangren Hall
    Kalamazoo, MI 49008

    Jim Martin
    School of Education
    University of Colorado
    1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
    Colorado Springs, CO 80918

    Michael Norman
    The Study Group, Inc.
    209 Sir Walter Raleigh Dr.
    Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

    Laurie Powers
    Michael Ward
    Center on Self-Determination
    Oregon Health Sciences University
    3608 SE Powell Blvd.
    Portland, OR 97202


    Benz, M., Lindstom, L., & Yovanoff, P. (in press). Improving graduation and employment outcomes of students with disabilities: Predictive factors and student perspectives. Exceptional Children.

    Benz, M., Yovanoff, P., & Doren, B. (1997).
    School-to-work components that predict postschool success for students with and without disabilities. Exceptional Children, 63, 151-165.

    Blalock, G. (1996). Community transition teams as the foundation for transition services for youth with learning disabilities. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 29, 148-159.

    Bullis, M., & Cheney, D. (1999). Vocational and transition interventions for adolescents and young adults with emotional or behavioral disorders. Focus on Exceptional Children, 31(7), 1-24.

    Field, S., Martin, J., Miller, R., Ward, M., & Wehmeyer, M. (1998).A practical guide for teaching self-determination. Reston, VA: The Council for Exceptional Children.

    Kohler, P. (1998). Implementing a transition perspective of education.In F. Rusch & J. Chadsey (Eds.), Beyond high school: Transition from school to work (pp. 179-205). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing.

    Kohler, P. (1993). Best practices in transition:
    Substantiated or implied? Career Development for Exceptional Individuals,16, 107-121.

    Martin, J., Marshall, L., & De Pry, R. (in press). Participatory decision-making: Innovative practices that increase student self-determination.In R. Flexer, T. Simmons, P. Luft, & R. Barr (Eds.), Planning transition across the life span. Columbus, OH: Merrill.

    West, L., Corbey, S., Boyer-Stephens, A., Jones, B., Miller, R., &Sarkees-Wircenski, M. (1999). Integrating transition planning into the IEP process
    (second edition). Reston, VA: The Council for Exceptional Children.

    Web Sites Related to Transition

    National Transition Alliance for Youth with Disabilities

    National Transition Network

    Transition Research Institute

    Common Sense (The Self-Determination Bulletin)

    Research Connections is a biannual review of research on topics in special education, focusing on research sponsored by the U.S. Office of Special Education Programs. This issue of Research Connections was developed by Warger, Eavy Associates for the ERIC/OSEP Special Project.

    The ERIC/OSEP Special Project is operated by The Council for Exceptional Children through the ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education.

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