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First Annual Autism Conference; Boston, MA; 2007

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Invited Paper Session #14

Evidence-Based Practices for Helping Secondary Students with Autism Transition Successfully to Adulthood

Sunday, February 4, 2007
10:30 AM–11:30 AM
Grand Ballroom
Area: AUT; Domain: Applied Research
Instruction Level: Basic
CE Instructor: David W. Test, Ph.D.
DAVID W. TEST (University of North Carolina, Charlotte)
Dr. David W. Test, Professor of Special Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, teaches courses in single subject research, transition, classroom management, and professional writing. The majority of Dr. Test’s publications have focused on self-determination, transition, community-based training, and supported employment. Along with Dr. Nellie Aspel and Dr. Jane Everson, he wrote the first transition methods textbook titled Transition Methods for Youth with Disabilities. Dr. Test currently serves as a Co-Principal Investigator (with Dr. Paula Kohler and Dr. Larry Kortering) of the National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center, as Co-Director (with Dr. Wendy Wood) on the Self-Determination Technical Assistance Centers project, and on the UNC Charlotte Doctoral Leadership Personnel Preparation Program (with Dr. Diane Browder). He and Dr. Bob Algozzine currently serve as co-editors of Career Development for Exceptional Individuals.

This session will summarize the evidence-based transition strategies identified by a comprehensive literature review conducted by the National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center. Examples of applying strategies related to student-focused planning, student skill development, interagency collaboration, family involvement, and program structure with students with autism and other developmental disabilities and their families will be described.

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