Exploring Predictors of Transition Planning Participation and Future Goal Aspirations of Secondary Students with Disabilities

Description

Explores the relationship between IEP transition planning meeting factors (e.g., a secondary student’s invitation, participation, and contribution) and the student’s aspirations for postsecondary education, employment, economic independence, and independent living. The researchers review data from the National Longitudinal Transition Study 2012 (NLTS 2012) to identify student, family, and school factors that predict IEP transition planning meeting experiences and examine the relationship between the significant predictors, transition meeting perspectives, and the aspirations for secondary students with disabilities. Also, this study examines the data by disability category to explore differences based on these factors.

Director
David R Johnson PhD, Martha L Thurlow, Yi-Chen Wu
Funder
U.S. Department of Education

Staff

David R Johnson PhD :: Professor


Martha L Thurlow :: Senior Research Associate


Yi-Chen Wu :: Research Associate


Topics

  • Education practices (K12 and transition)
    • Family engagement
      • Transition planning
      • Educational accountability and assessment
        • Blind/Visual Impairments
          • Deaf/Hearing Impairments
            • Intellectual/Cognitive Disability
              • Parents & Families
                • Students with Disabilities
                • Employment and postsecondary education
                  • Career preparation
                    • Preparing for postsecondary education
                    • Specific disability
                      • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
                        • Emotional/behavioral disorder (EBD)
                          • Hearing and/or vision loss
                            • Intellectual/developmental disability (IDD)
                              • Learning disabilities
                                • Mental health and/or chemical dependency
                                  • Multiple disabilities
                                    • Other health impairment
                                      • Physical disability
                                      • Specific life stage
                                        • Adolescents and young adults
                                          • Children

                                          Activities

                                          • Research