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C 183 Attainment Company. Daily Reading Comprehension Books with CD: Summer. Attainment Company, 2007.
C 182 Attainment Company. Daily Reading Comprehension Books with CD: Semester 2. Attainment Company, 2007.
C 181 Attainment Company. Daily Reading Comprehension Books with CD: Semester 1. Attainment Company, 2007.
This set of books present a high interest, easy-to-read story for every day of the year! Each nonfiction story, written at a third to fourth grade level, describes an event that happened on that date and is followed by comprehension exercises. Includes book for semester 1, semester 2, and summer. An excellent resource for regular reading practice and to share with parents for home-based learning.
C 180 Kinney, Judi MS. Explore American History. Attainment Company, 2010.
This kit integrates important social study tools, like graphs, maps, and timelines, into a full-year, easy-to-teach curriculum. Its content is extensive (spanning presettlement times to current events) and accessible (incorporating video and simplified text with clear illustrations). The kit includes 3 student books, 1 teacher’s manual, Historical Video Clips DVD, and 5 Tools of History Mats.
C 179 Breault, Laura. Exploring Science Series. Attainment Company, 2012.
This forms a complete science curriculum for students, grades 6-12, who read at a second grade level or below. The text is augmented with Boardmaker symbols and written in simplified language to provide easy access to standards-based content. The Instructor’s guide provides learning objectives, links to expand content, and PDF files for student printouts. The kit includes one Physical, Life, and Earth textbook, and an Instructor’s guide.
Bill Nye DVDs. Grades 4-9 National School Products. Bill Nye the Science Guy provides easy access to hard science. What’s his secret? A fast-paced approach blending humorous hijinks and hands-on activities. Bill encourages kids to ask hard questions…then shows them how to discover fascinating answers. Each DVD is 26 minutes.
C-178 EC-33, Life Science (Plants & Animals) 20 DVD set, $539.00. The set includes titles: Amphibians, Animal Locomotion, Biodiversity, Birds, Cells, Dinosaurs, Farming, Fish, Food Web, Evolution, Insects, Invertebrates, Life Cycles, Mammals, Marine Mammals, Flowers, Plants, Populations, Reptiles, and Spiders.
C-177 EC-32, Earth Science. 19 DVD set. Includes the titles: Archaeology, Atmosphere, Caves, Climates, Earthquakes, Erosion, Fossils, Garage, Earth’s Crust, Earth’s Seasons, Ocean Exploration, Oceanography, Pollution Solutions, Rocks & Soil, Storms, Volcanoes, Water Cycle, Waves, and Wind.
C-176 EC-31, Solar Systems. 6 DVD set $169.00. This set includes titles: Comets & Meteors, Moon, Outer Space, Planets, Space Exploration, and Sun.
C-175 EC-30, Habitats. 6 DVD set. Includes the titles: Deserts, Forests, Lakes & Ponds, Ocean Life, Rivers & Streams, and Wetlands.
C- 174 EC-28 Lewis, BarbaraA. The Kid’s Guide to Service Projects. FreeSpirit Publishing. Grades 5-6. $14.99
For kids who want to make a difference, this second edition of Barbara Lewis’ popular service guide is the perfect jump-start. The book presents steps for successful service projects along with hundres of up-to-date ideas for projects—from simple to large-scale community efforts. Topics include animals, community development, crime fighting, the environment, health, homelessness, hunger, literacy, special needs populations, senior citizens, politics and government, safety, and transportation.
C-173 Delisle, Deb and Jim. Building Strong Writers in Middle School. FreeSpirit Publishing. Grades 4-8. $32.99
Helps improve proficiency in core language arts concepts while urging students to explore their personal thoughts and beliefs, resulting in richer work. The twenty-four classroom-ready activities are presented in four chapters.With writing now being required across the curriculum, teaching language arts at the middle school level is more important than ever. 24 classroom-ready lessons on CD-ROM.
C-172 Civil War: America’s Epic Struggle. National School Products. Grades 5-12. $79.95
This comprehensive, 2-CD set includes over 3000 photos and drawings, thousands of pages of first-hand accounts, and nearly 100 maps. Every major battle is covered in depth with animated maps and audiovisual presentations. A complete chronology details the events of the war from both Union and Confederate capitals. Mac/Win 2000/XP
C-162A&B PCI Education. Real-World Math. PCI Education. Reading level 3-5, Interest Level 5-12.
Teach and strengthen math skills used in the real world with these reproducible binders that extend the real-world series. Students learn strategies for dealing with math problems found in day-to-day life, including how to adjust recipes, calculate nutrition information, figure sales tax and tips, manage schedules, plan travel, determine sale prices, handle banking transactions, manage budgets, and find the best deal. Activity sheets include realistic print found in everyday life.
C-162A Real-World Math 1 includes: food, health and nutrition, travel, shopping, school, and home.
C-162B Real-World Math 2 includes: weather, sports, contracts, jobs, banking, and budgeting.
C 125 LS 104 Nebraska State Bar Foundation. Reaching the Age of Majority. Nebraska State Bar Foundation, 2011.
Reaching the Age of Majority is an incredible resource to benefit families and schools while educating Nebraska youth. The booklet can be used to begin a discussion on the effects of your credit, landlord tenant laws or the laws surrounding technology, etc. The booklet is not intended to serve as legal advice, but rather to inform you of rights and responsibilities. It was not possible to cover every area of the law you may encounter. If you have specific questions on the subjects covered in this publication, you can refer to the resource section of the booklet or contact an attorney. Additional copies can be checked out to use with a group of students. Please indicate how many copies you would like sent.
C-171 EducationQuest Foundation. KnowHow2GO to College! EducationQuest Foundation.
A three-part video series. College doesn’t just happen-it takes four steps to know how to go. Chapter 2 Find the right fit-your guide to college selection, and Chapter 3-the FAFSA made easy (30 minutes DVD).
C-170 Greenfield, Barbara & Weinstein, Robert, The Kid’s College Almanac National Center for Youth Issues ($16.95) (Grades 7-12)
A wide range of topics about college decision-making. Chapters are based on questions that kids have with an accessible question-and-answer format and a variety of worksheets. Softcover, 325 pgs.
C-169 Fay, Jim & Cline, Foster Meeting the Challenge: Using Love & Logic to Help Children Develop Attention and Behavior Skills Love & Logic Press Inc. ($16.95) (Grades 6-12)
This book is dedicated to the belief that kids that are challenging can grow up to be wonderful adults. some of these children have been diagnosed with with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or have been categorized in a variety of other ways. This book is about creating hope for all children with these problems…regardless of their label.. It’s for parents who want a clearly explained program to help their children become responsible, caring, persistent, and confident. It’s for educators who want to help in that process and who are willing to work with families in applying the rules of Love & Logic. Softcover, 217 pgs.
C-168 Fay, Jim & Funk, David, Teaching With Love & Logic: Taking Control of the Classroom The Love & Logic Press, Inc. ($17.95) (Grades K-12)
Classroom management just got easier. If you’d like to spend more time teaching and less time disciplining students, you need the practical techniques you’ll find contained in “Teaching With Love and Logic“. This book is an essential resource for every teacher searching for new ways to gain student cooperation and for more positive discipline techniques. The Love & Logic techniques: 1) Put teachers back in control of the classroom; 2) Result in studetns who are internalized in their discipline rather than dependent upon external controls; 3) Raise the level of student responsibility; 4) Teach students to function effectively in a world filled with temptations, decisions, and consequences and 5) Return a teacher’s joy of teaching! Softcover, 397 pgs.
C-167 WATKINS, Marie, Ph.D. & BROUN, Linda. Service-Learning: from classroom to community to career.
Service-learning has become a powerful way to engage today’s teens in education and prepare them for careers: it builds their skills and character as they meet real needs in their communities. The workbook shares the purpose of service-learning, prepares people to make effective contributions, inspires them to give their best, and encourages them to use reflections on their experiences for personal growth. Instructor’s manual features an overview, objectives, key terms, teaching tips, back-ground information, supplemental activities, discussion starters, homework assignments, and more.
C-166 BATEMAN, Dr. Barbara & HERR, Dr. Cynthia. Writing Measurable IEP Goals & Objectives. Research Press.
For all grade levels. The art and science of writing truly measurable goals and objectives, both academic and behavioral, can be mastered so they are easy to compose, aren’t time consuming, and can be grasped by all appropriate staff and parents as well. This time-saving guide by two experienced special educators and IEP legal experts, provides 75 best practice samples to quick and effective writing of accurate and measurable IEP goals and objectives.
C-165 KAYE, Cathryn Berger, M.A. The Complete Guide to Service Learning CD-ROM Free Spirit Publication.
All of the “forms” from the book, plus additional section on how to create a culture of service, 11 more author interviews, and 45 more “bookshelf’ entries. Macintosh & Windows compatible.
C-164 KAYE, Cathryn Berger, M.A. The Complete Guide to Service Learning. Free Spirit Publishing,
Proven, practical ways to engage students in civic responsibility, academic curriculum, & social action. A treasury of activities, ideas, quotes, reflections, and resources, this inspiring book presents service learning within a curricular context. Chapters cover a variety or service-learning themes. “Bookshelf” sections describe nearly 300 books that offer teachable moments and ways to make the lesson last; interviews with authors provide additional insight into the character-building qualities of service.
C-163 BURGSTAHLER, Sheryl, Ph.D. DO-IT, University of Washington in Seattle.
“DO-IT” stands for Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology. It serves to increase the participation of individuals with disabilities in challenging academic programs and careers. It was founded and continues to be directed by coauthor Sheryl Burgstahler, Ph.D., at the University of Washington in Seattle. “DO-IT” promotes the use of computer and networking technologies to maximize independence, productivity, and participation in education and employment. Since 1992, the DO-IT Scholars program has provided students with disabilities with the tools and skills needed for post-secondary and career success through interventions that include technology access, live-in summer programs, peer and mentor support, college preparation activities, and work-based learning.
C-162 Real-World Reading – 2. PCI Educational Publishing.
Teach strategies for reading various types of print found in the real world. Students learn survival reading techniques and key vocabulary words for a variety of everyday texts, such as menus, labels, maps, bills, credit card statements, and job applications. Activity sheets include realistic graphs of each type of text to provide “real-life” reading practice. Binder 2 features 161 pages that cover phone books, newspapers, catalogs, mail and postal forms, bill statements, invoices, Web sites, e-mail, and applications and other forms. Each Binder includes lesson plans, parent letters, reproducible activity sheets, extension activities, assessment, and answer key.
C-161 Real-World Reading – 1. PCI Educational Publishing.
Teach strategies for reading various types of print found in the real world. Students learn survival reading techniques and key vocabulary words for a variety of everyday texts, such as menus, labels, maps, bills, credit card statements, and job applications. Activity sheets include realistic graphs of each type of text to provide “real-life” reading practice. Binder 1 provides 138 pages that cover menus and recipes, labels, instructions, maps, driving-related items, and schedules.
C-160 Writing Basics. PCI Educational Publishing.
Reproducible books strengthen writing with step-by-step activities. Written for levels 3-8 and also appropriate for older students. High-interest, low readability. Titles: 1) Writing Sentences, 2) Writing Paragraphs, 3) Writing Short Reports, 4) Writing Letters, 5) Writing Book Reports, 6) Writing Stories, 7) Writing Poems, 8) Understanding Paragraphs.
C-159 Real-World Writing. PCI Educational Publishing.
Give students stategies for writing in the real world with this program. Covers basic writing skills for many different formats. Each unit begins with a lesson plan and provides ideas to help students familiarize themselves with the type of writing to be practiced. Offers information for a classroom dialogue and hands-on activities. Each unit concludes with an assessment to evaluate student learning. Includes true/false and short answer questions, writing activities. and answer key.
C-159A Real-World Vocabulary, Volume 1. PCI Education ($129.95).
C-159B Real-World Vocabulary, Volume 2.
Develop everyday vocabulary that students will need to know to be successful in the real world with these two reproducible binders that extend the real-world series. Students learn vocabulary related to day-to-day experiences. Reading level 3-6
C-158 2006 Nebraska Developmental Disabilities Provider Profiles. Nebraska Health and Human Services System.
The intent of this document is to provide consumers and their family members a source for choosing an appropriate Nebraska developmental disabilities service provider based on the choices expressed by individuals with developmental disabilities. All certified developmental disabilities service providers contracting with the state provide this information to our department and we print it for your use. The purpose of the information presented is to provide the reader with an overview of the organization, the services offered, and quality measures implemented by the provider.
C-157 Daly, Edward, Ph.D.; Glover, Todd, Ph.D.; McCurdy, Merilee, Ph.D. Response-to-Intervention: Technical Assistance Document. Nebraska Department of Education.
The purpose of this document is to provide an overview of Response-to-Intervention (RTI) practices in Nebraska. As such, it will chart the course for school-wide implementation. It is not intended, however, to be a substitute for training. Several important training prerequisites are required to implement RTI. Readers are encouraged to pursue supplementary training in each of the topics discussed in the document. The document is devoted to explaning the core components of RTI and the systematic implementation of RTI in schools. It is intended to help readers to increase his/her understanding of the various aspects of RTI and to identify areas that warrant future training within his/her school.
C-156 Alternate Standards & Assessments for Students with Disabilities. Nebraska Department of Education Assessment & Special Populations Team.
The Nebraska Department of Education believes ALL students deserve assessments of the highest technical quality and those assessments should accurately and fairly measure student achievement. Includes: 1) Accommodations Guideline; 2) Training DVD; 3) TA Document CD.
C-155 Russell, L. Mark, Attorney and Grant, Arnold E. Attorney; Planning for the Future: Providing a Meaningful Life for a Child with Disabilities After Your Death. DisABILITIESBOOKS, Inc. 2006
The single most important issue in the minds of parents who have a child with a disability is what will happen to the child after the parents are gone. Planning to secure a child’s future after parents’ death is a daunting task, but it is achievable. This book is designed to take parents and professionals through the planning process in an easy-to-follow, step-by-step way and show how to make sure a child will lead a safe, happy, and meaningful life after parents are gone.
School-to-Work Skills. PCI Educational Publishing.
This comprehensive program focuses on skills correlated with the Department of Labor SCANS 2000 guidelines, which detail the necessary skills students must master to be prepared for entering the work force.
C-154 Basic Langauage Arts.
Includes two reproducible binders. Incorporates approximately 40 skills, ranging from basic sight words and word attack skills to comprehension, grammar, composition, and listening skills. Includes teaching suggestions, skill component worksheets, reproducible drill sheets, enrichment activities, answer keys, and progress charts.
C-154A Basic Math.
Includes four reproducible binders covering 55 skills,beginning with foundation skills and progressing to basic number operations, fractions, percentages, decimals, and basic geometry. Includes teaching suggestions, skill component worksheets, reproducible drill sheets, answer keys, and progress charts.
C-154B Working in Teams.
Includes one binder divided into two sections, middle/high school and student/adult transition, with 38 activities in each. The activities in both sections can be easily modified to meet students’ individual needs. The focus is on using a team situation to practice appropriate interactions with others. Each activity begins with a teacher planning page and a reproducible team worksheet.
C-154C Critical & Creative Thinking.
Includes one binde with a teacher section and reproducible student pages. Students use Bloom’s higher-level thinking strategies in a cooperative learning setting to solve over 100 customized “real-life” problems.
C-154D Teacher’s Guide.
Includes pre- and post-assessments for the Language Arts and Math Binders, as well as an overall navigation of the program. Features correlation charts that connect each skill covered to SCANS guidelines.
C-153 Wheeler, Jill. Community-Based Vocational Training. Attainment Company, Inc.
A hands-on, how-to manual helps you manage community-based vocational experiences for students with significant disabilities. The book follows a sequence of successful job placements – from getting started to on-site job training. Stresses functional assessments, transition planning, and supportive employment options. By using our reproducible resources you can spend more time with students and potential employers. Includes Win/Mac CD with printable PDF.
C-152A Wessels, John D., Ph.D. Rubrics for Transition I: for higher functioning students. Ten Sigma
Rubrics for 65 transition skills for students who anticipate living independent adult lives
C-152B Wessels, John D., Ph.D. Rubrics for Transition II: for lower-functioning students. Ten Sigma
Rubrics for 61 transition skills for students who anticipate living more independent adult lives. Includes: (same as Rubrics IV)
C-152C Wessels, John D., Ph.D. Rubrics for Transition III: for Autism Spectrum Students. Ten Sigma.
This manual is dedicated to providing a practical and valuable set of transition tools that will assist parents, teachers, and vocational rehabilitation (VR) counselors as they help ASD individuals prepare for success in life. This manual includes: 1) a research-based set of 63 transition skills in four ASD transition areas, 2) rubrics for each transition skill that define expectations, assist in writing goals and objectives, and provide data for documenting rsults, 3) assessment and tracking forms that assist in managing the transition process, 4) meaningful procedures for managing th transition process.
C-152D Wessels, John D., Ph.D. Rubrics for Transition IV: for students with severe disabilities. Ten Sigma.
Rubric for 43 transition skills for students who will live dependent and supported adult lives. Includes: 1) research-based transition skills designed for students at their developmental level, 2) a survey to assess transition needs, 3) rubrics that define each skill, 4) a form to track multi-year progress, 5) all rubrics in editable form on a CD-ROM for each set of skills.
C-151 Implementing Ongoing Transition Plans for the IEP. Attainment Company.
This unique and exciting book uses a student-driven approach to fulfill IDEA mandates and a concise program for graduation-track special education students. It focuses on the seven areas mandated by IDEA: functional assessment, daily living skills, post-school adult living, employment, community experiences, related services,and instruction. Spiralbound and includes a CD.
C-150 Service Learning: from classroom to community to career. Greystone Educational Material.
Build skills and character as students meet needs in their communities. Prepare them to make effective contributions with do’s and don’ts, activities, and assignments. Instructor’s guide gives tips, assessment tools, and more.
C-149 Davitt, Maury C. The College Ready Parents’ Guide. In-A-Flash.
The college process, deciding which colleges to apply to, and how to pay, are a relatively expensive experience. This 36-page ultimate handbook for parents offers insight into the college process, some things to be aware of, and some actions to consider as you go about developing your college plan. The goal is to help parents make informed decisions, instead of educated guesses.
C-148 2 CD Interactive Study System and Practice Tests for the NEW SAT I and ACT. In-A-Flash.
C-147 Scoring Big on the SAT I and the ACT. In-A-Flash.
A “How to Study” guide using flash cards. This booklet explains how to combine the features of flash cards with SAT I and ACT test-taking strategies to boost your college entrance exam scores. These cards employ the proven learning techniques of word-picture association that makes recall easier. Easier recall can erase your anxiety about taking the test. You’ll be able to remember more when it counts.
C-146 Chrestman, Peg. Do You Really Want to Drop Out? NDPC/N 2004.
You ought to know the facts! This small booklet lays out the facts for young people who may be considering dropping out. One of these booklets will be sent to you for your school. On the inside of the front cover is ordering information if you would like to purchase additional copies. The cost is approximately 75 cents each.
C-145 Smink, Jay and Schargel, Franklin P. Helping Students Graduate: A Strategic Approach to Dropout Prevention. NDPC/N 2004.
This book describes the 15 strategies identified by the NDPC/N nationwide research. The research evidence is presented by many national experts and contains programmatic ideas for high-risk students, including students with disabilities. The strategies provide schools and community leaders with a framework to develop a comprehensive school improvement and dropout prevention program.
C-144 Graduation Considerations for Students with Disabilities. A Decision-Making Framework for IEP Teams.
Technical Assistance Document of the Nebraska Department of Education Special Populations Office. 2004
C-143 Guide to Standardized Test Preparation. Globe Fearon.
Help your students overcome anxiety when facing testing situations. This essential worktext covers the fundamentals of test preparation, including: working in a timed environment, completing a multiple-choice answer sheet, listening to test-specific instructions, and making educated guesses. Includes: Teacher’s Edition and Student Practice Book.
C-142 Schumm, Jeanne Shay, Ph.D. School Power. Boys Town Press.
Hundreds of how-to tips and techniques that help students, age 11 and up, get organized, create a study space, take notes, prepare speeches, learn to read faster, write papers, study smarter, manage longterm assignments, and more. Includes reproducible handouts.
C-141 PASS the Bucks: Increasing Consumer Choice & Control in Transition Planning Through the Use of SSA Work Incentive.
C-140 Jackins, Barbara D., Esq.; Blank, Richard S., Esq.; Shulman, Ken W., Esq.; Macy, Peter M., Esq.; ONello, Harriet H., Esq. Special Needs Trust Administration Manual: A Guide for Trustees. iUniverse, Inc.
This manual was written for the trustee who is administering a Special Needs Trust for a person with disabilities. It is intended to explain in an uncomplicated, user-friendly way, the rules that govern Special Needs Trusts and how those rules relate to the many complicated government programs that assist people with disabilities. It is directed both to laypersons, such as friends and family of a person with disabilities, and to professionals, including attorneys, financial planners, and social workers – in short, anyone who is administering (or considering administering) a Special Needs Trust.
C-139 Social Security – Red Book on Work Incentives – 2005. A summary guide to Social Security and Supplemental Income work incentives for people with disabilities. Social Security Administration. (Teacher’s Packet.)
One of the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) highest priorities is to help individuals with disabilities achieve independence by helping them to take advantage of employment opportunities. This book is a general reference source about the employment-related provisions of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs. The book was written by educators, advocates, rehabilitation professionals, and counselors who serve individuals with disabilities appropriately and recognize when to seek case-specific guidance from SSA. They also except that many applicants and benificiaries will use this book as a self-help guide to the employment-related provisions under their program.
C-138 Social Security – Red Book on Work Incentives – 2011. Social Security Administration. (Parent’s Packet.)
Same as C-139.
C-137 Social Security – Red Book on Work Incentives – 2005. Social Security Administration.(Spanish Edition.)
C-136 McCarney, Stephen B.; Wunderlich, Kathy Cummins; Bauer, Angela M. Pre-Referral Intervention Manual. Revised and Updated Second Edition. Hawthorne Educational Services, 1993
Provides a direct response to state mandated pre-referral intervention activities. Contains over 4,000 intervention strategies for the 219 most common learning and behavior problems. Comes with “Learning and Behavior Problem Checklist” and “Intervention Strategies Documentation Form”.
C-135A Countdown to College. EducationQuest. Spanish Version.
Last December, EducationQuest Foundation co-produced Countdown to College – a live call-in program that answered viewer’s questions about planning and paying for college from across the state on Nebraska Public Television. This DVD contains information relevent to anyone planning and preparing for education beyond high school. EducationQuest provided our library with a copy of this DVD to make available for check-out to to the school with serve. If you have any questions about the enclosed information or the EducationQuest Foundation, please contact Tammi J. Preston at 800-303-3745, extension 6653 (in Lincoln at 479-6653) or via email at email@example.com.
C-135 Nebraska Connects Destination College. EducationQuest, 2004 Spanish Edition
Spanish Edition: Follow a rural student, urban student and an adult learner through the challenge of selecting a college and determining how to pay for it. This program will help you understand the college-planning process and realize that college is possible for most Nebraska students. (28 Min. Video)
C-134A Countdown to College. EducationQuest. English Version.
Last December, EducationQuest Foundation co-produced Countdown to College – a live call-in program that answered viewer’s questions about planning and paying for college from across the state on Nebraska Public Television. This DVD contains information relevent to anyone planning and preparing for education beyond high school. EducationQuest provided our library with a copy of this DVD to make available for check-out to to the school with serve. If you have any questions about the enclosed information or the EducationQuest Foundation, please contact Tammi J. Preston at 800-303-3745, extension 6653 (in Lincoln at 479-6653) or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
C-134 Nebraska Connects Destination College. EducationQuest, 2004
Follow a rural student, urban student and an adult learner through the challenge of selecting a college and determining how to pay for it. This program will help you understand the college-planning process and realize that college is possible for most Nebraska students. (28 Min. Video)
C-133 100 Card ACT English, Reading, Math, Science Deck. In-A-Flash.
The ACT preparation cards detail all 4 sections of the ACT. Covering extensively the English, Reading, Math, and Science Reasoning sections, by utilizing actual ACT type problems and solutions.
C-132 Corry, John and Rothbard, Michael. The Secrets to College Success. The essential video guide to getting the most out of college. In-A-Flash, 1993
This video and handbook will help you make the best possible decisions in the many situations you will encounter in school. You will also discover how to maximize your college experience and take control of your academic career.
C-131 Volunteer Activities Count! jist Publishing
How to use ALL your life experiences to get the job you want. This excellent video shows young people how activities in and outside school can greatly enhance writing resumes and answering questions in interviews. Emphasizes the importance of completing school and continuing postsecondary training.
C-128 Fulton, Louise, Ed.D. and SILVA, Rebecca, M.A. The Transition Curriculum. James Stanfield Company, Inc., 1998
The post-school adjustment and success of students is one of the most important outcomes of schooling, yet the typical school curriculum often leaves the two-thirds of students who do not go on to college ill prepared to live and work in their own communities. With The Transition Curriculum, you can give them this preparation and teach them to not just get a job . but how to get a life! Includes: Volume 1 – Personal Management; Volume 2 – Career Management; Volume 3 – Life Management. 3 DVDs.
C-127 Survival Guide for Students. (student edition & teacher’s manual). Globe Fearon, 1997
This is a 160-page softcover text designed to teach students key study strategies and tips for success in language arts, social studies, science, math, and for taKing standardized tests. It also helps students build organizational skills they’ll need to do well in school and in life. Students will learn how to set goals, manage their time, improve their memory, listen carefully, take effective notes, and improve test scores.
C-126 Weisgerber, Robert A., Ed.D. Science Success for Students with Disabilities. Globe Fearon, 1995
This how-to-guide, based on two NSF-funded projects, presents classroom-tested techniques for providing meaningful science experiences to physically and emotionally challenged students. It can help you recognize science potential in these students, plan inclusive instruction, and manage their learning. Excellent for teacher workshops and pre-service teachers.
C-124 Alper, Sandra; Ryndak, Diane Lea; Schloss, Cynthia N. Alternate Assessment of Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Settings. Allyn & Bacon, 2001
This unique book addresses a critical challenge faced by teachers in inclusive settings: how to appropriately address the functional skill needs of students with disabilities in general education settings, while at the same time, provide adequate coverage of basic academic skills.
C-123 Sitlington, Patricia L.; Clark, Gary M.; Kolstoe, Oliver P. Transition Education & Services for Adolescents with Disabilities. Third Edition. Allyn & Bacon, 2000
This book covers the transition of individuals with mild and moderate disabilities to all aspects of adult life. It includes not only the transition to employment, but also the transition to future living and post-secondary educational environments.
C-122 Davis, Leslie, M.Ed. & Sirotowitz, Sandi M.Ed. Study Strategies Made Easy. A Practical Plan for School Success. (workbook & video) Boys Town Press, 1996
Designed by leading educational specialists to teach valuable study skills to students in grades six through twelve. It teaches students how to learn – the key to acquiring knowledge. Strategies focus on organizational skills, time management, improving reading comprehension, vocabulary development, communication, how to study for tests effectively, memorization, and more.
C-121 Greenbaum, Judith, Ph.D. & Markel, Geraldine, Ph.D. Helping Adolescents With ADHD & Learning Disabilities. Boys Town Press, 2001
This comprehensive practical resource gives all educators of teens with ADHD and/or learning disabilities a unique store of tested strategies, tips, and tools for helping students develop the understanding and skills they need to succeed emotionally, socially, and academically.
C-120 Vocational Writing Skills Pack: Construction. Piney Mountain Press, Inc.
This writing activities pack has been developed to enhance the communication skills of vocational students worKing in the area of construction. The pack is intended to supplement a curriculum for construction. The construction teachers should feel encouraged about using activities that will help their students to become more competent in the communication skills so necessary in the world of work.
C-119 Vocational Writing Skills Pack: Health Services. Piney Mountain Press, Inc.
This writing activities pack has been developed to enhance the communication skills of vocational students worKing in the area of health services. The pack is intended to supplement a curriculum for health services. The health service teachers should feel encouraged about using activities that will help their students to become more competent in the communication skills so necessary in the world of work.
C-118 Works Creating Your High School Portfolio. Greystone Educational Materials, 1998
Whether you’re looking forward to a college education or deciding what career to choose, you will need a record of your high school career, work experience, skills, accomplishments, strengths, hopes and dreams. This book helps you accomplish this by taking you on a step-by-step process of career and educational planning. Includes Instructor’s Guide.
C-117 Barron’s How to Prepare for the ASVAB. Greystone Educational Materials, 2000
In-depth subject reviews of all test areas of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery required for enlistment in all military branches except the Coast Guard. Features full-length practice exams with answers explained, and effective study guides.
C-116 Lobb, Nancy. 16 Extraordinary Americans With Disabilities. Greystone Educational Materials, 2001
The 16 Americans with disabilities whose stories are told in this book are outstanding examples of people with great courage who have overcome the odds against them and have made a difference in the story of the United States.
C-115 Fry, Ron. This is a Test, This is Only a Test - Video. Greystone Educational Materials, 2000 (High School – Adults)
This humorous video teaches students the art of stress-free test-taking. Students discover the most effective way to approach common test formats. They also learn the benefits of preparing themselves physically as well as mentally.
C-114 Master the GED Language Arts, Writing – 4th Edition. Greystone Educational Materials, 2003
An extensive overview of the fundamentals of American English usage. Writing instructions are clear and concise. Includes exercises and drills, full-length exam with detailed answer explanations and test-taKing strategies.
C-113 Master the GED Language Arts, Reading – 2nd Edition. Greystone Educational Materials, 2003
Familiarizes readers with effective approaches to reading, comprehending, analyzing written fiction, poetry, drama, and non-fiction. Includes exercises and drills, full-length exam with detailed answer explanations, and test-taKing strategies
C-112 Master the GED Social Studies – 2nd Edition. Greystone Educational Materials, 2003
Comprehensive overview of geography, government, U.S. and Canadian history, and economics. Includes exercises and drills, full-length exam with detailed answer explanations, and test-taKing strategies.
C-111 Master the GED Science – 2nd Edition. Greystone Educational Materials, 2003
Thoroughly covers life science, earth and space science, and physical science. Diagrams and illustrations aid understanding concepts. Includes exercises and drills, full-length exam with detailed answer explanations, and test-taKing strategies.
C-110 Master the GED Mathematics – 2nd Edition. Greystone Educational Materials, 2003
After a diagnostic pretest, delve into detailed reviews of everything from whole numbers and fractions to graphing and geometry. Includes exercises and drills, full-length exam with detailed answer explanations, and test-taKing strategies.
C-109 Kaprov, Ronald; Kaprov, Steffi; and Hull, Barbara. Master the GED 2003. Greystone Educational Materials, 2002
Subject review, practice questions, and essay writing tips reflect the test’s increased focus on information processing, critical analysis, creative thinKing, and problem solving. Study techniques are specific to older students, plus instruction tips are teachers.
C-108 How to Prepare for the GED. Greystone Educational Materials.
Popular manual has up-to-date review material in all test areas, a full-length diagnostic test, and two full-length practice exams with all questions answered and explained! CD presents practice tests in circumstances similar to those encountered in actual test-taking.
C-108A Domine El GED 2005. Greaystone Educational Material.
Comprehensive and easy-to-use, this is the guide for Spanish speakers preparing for the Spanish version of the GED. Updated to reflect important test changes! Includes diagnostic exam, three full-length practice exams, in-depth review for all five subject tests, and sample essays with analysis.
C-107 Brownstein, Samuel C. & Peters, Max. How to Prepare for the GED – Spanish Edition. Greystone Educational Mateials, 1997
Presents in one volume all necessary information for Spanish speakers to take the test in their own language! Complete with diagnostic test, subject reviews, and two full-length practice exams. All questions answered and thoroughly explained.
C-106 Gibb, Gordon S. & Dyches, Taylor. Guide to Writing Quality Individualized Education Programs. Allyn & Bacon, 2000
There are several reasons you should write Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). You should write them because you want the best special education programming for your students with disabilities, and because you want to comply with the law.
C-105 GED Success 2003. jist Publishing, 2002
Beginning with intensified test conditioning for all 5 Subject Exams, this comprehensive guide to the new GED provides the techniques, skills, and knowledge you need to score high.
C-104 Lyle, Molly. 100 Activities for Transition. Hawthorne Educational Services, Inc. 2000
In this manual are 100 ways to make a commitment to transition via Individual Transition Goals. Activities are designed to be completed within a class period, though many can be expanded to several class periods depending on students’ need and the community resources accessed.
C-103 Strichart, Stephen S.; Mangrum, Charles T. II; and Iannuzzi, Patricia. Teaching Study Skills and Strategies in High School. Hawthorne Educational Services, Inc. 1997
This book provides opportunities for active learning in the classroom. The reproducible activities will help students master study skills and strategies important for success in many subject areas.
C-102 Transition Curriculum: Career Management
The Transition Curriculum is a student-centered curriculum based on the premise that students gain personal power when they set goals, learn employability skills, and make productive choices. Provides teachers of student-in-transition with an organized series of skill-building lessons in a supportive and challenging environment.
C-101 Multimedia Voc-Ties Piney Mountain Press, Inc.
Voc-Ties is designed not only to be a valuable resource in assessing training interests, but to provide critical information about the training area to assist the student in maKing a more informed decision.
C-100 Koehler, Michael and Kravets, Marybeth. Counseling Secondary Students with Learning Disabilities.
Ready-to-use guidelines, techniques, and materials to help student prepare for college and work
C-99 Realizing The Dream. The American College Testing Program and the National Career Development Association, 1994.
These manuals (leader’s guide, student’s guide, parent’s guide, questionnaire, and video) contain everything you need to plan and deliver the children’s vocational and educational planning.
C-98 Work-Based Learning Legal Issues Guide. Nebraska Department of Education.
This guide consists of five mandatory elements: work experience, job training, workplace mentoring, instruction in workplace competencies and instruction in all aspects of the industry. It includes a planned program of job training and work experience at progressively higher levels, is related to the career major of a student, and is coordinated with the School-Based Learning component.
C-97 Nebraska Innovative School-to-Work Strategies 1997. Nebraska Department of Education, 1997.
This document is a work-in-progress document. It is not intended to be all inclusive, but will simply provide examples of what’s going on in Nebraska.
C-96 Schielien, Stuart; Meyer, Luanna; Heyne, Linda and Brandt, Bonnie. LifeLong Leisure Skills and Lifestyles for Persons with Developmental Disabilities. Paul H Brookes Publishing Company, 1995.
The heart of this creative book lies in its step-by-step descriptions of 10 popular activities, including aerobics, pottery, and hand-held video games.
C-95 Stanfield, James and Leighton, George. TIPS: A Guide to Living Successfully. James Stanfield, 1994.
Parts 1 & 2 dramatize the process of being arrested, going to jail and going to court. Parts 3 & 4 deal with the formal rules (laws) of our society. Part 5 focuses on the relationship skills that are required to live successfully with others.
C-93 Sargent, Carl. How to Include Special Population in School-to-Work. CA Services, 2000
This manual will attempt to answer the question of how to include special populations in school-to-work programs. It is intended for those who have been given the responsibilities of coordinating or participating in school-to-work activities at the individual school, district, regional, or state levels.
C-92 Career Guide to America’s Top Industries. jist Works, Inc.
Based on information from the U.S. Department of Labor, this book provides essential data on more than 40 industries that comprise almost 75 percent of all jobs in our economy.
C-91 The Multimedia Career Path. Cambridge Educational, 1994.
The interactive, multimedia program utilizes full-motion video and narration to show young adults how to map a career path and reinforces information with challenging and entertaining puzzles and games.
C-90 Realizing the Dream Career Planning for the 21st Century. ACT (American College Testing Program), 1994.
This book is intended to be used as a reference or guide over several years as you work with your son or daughter to plan the future.
C-89 Nell Di Lima, Sara and Niemeyer, Suzanne. Caregiver Education Guide for Children with Developmental Disabilities. Aspen Publications, 1995.
This manual addresses the immense need for specific, hands-on instructions and guidelines for parents and other caregivers.
C-88 Schneck, Gerald and McCray, Paul. Vocational Diagnosis and Job Placement of Severely Challenged Workers. RPM Press, Inc.
The purpose of this handbook is to expand the range of employment opportunities available to severely challenged persons.
C-87 Ettinger, Judith. Improving Career Counseling Services. Center on Education and Work, 1995.
This book will help those worKing in the area of career development learn how legislation with career development language impacts on their work.
C-86 Paris, Kathleen. Leadership Model for Planning and Implementing Change for School-to-Work Transition. Center on Education and Work, 1994.
This book provides information dealing with implementing change for school-to-work transition.
C-85 Paris, Kathleen and Mason, Sarah. Planning and Implementing Youth Apprenticeship and Work-Based Learning. Center on Education and Work, 1995.
This is a book for practitioners. It serves as a road map for the many educators and community members developing youth apprenticeship and work-based learning programs.
C-84 Nash, Margaret. Improving Their Chances: A Handbook for Designing and Implementing Programs for At-Risk Youth. Center on Education and Work, 1990.
This book encourages a holistic approach to the complicated problems of young people, while giving special attention to helping at-risk youth succeed in school.
C-83 Sowers, Jo-Ann and Powers, Laurie. Vocational Preparation and Employment of Students With Physical and Multiple Disabilities. Paul H Brookes Company, 1991.
This book advocates the supported employment principle of zero-reject, that all persons, regardless of the severity of their disabilities, can be employed. To that end it offers conceptual and practical advice for clearing obstacles to employment as well as on-the-job support.
C-82 Hendrix-Frye, Helena and et al. Career Transition Development Plan. Piney Mountain Press, Inc., 1994.
This book helps you organize assessment and background information on your students–grades, interests, abilities, special needs, learning styles, behaviors, etc.–into a formal report that ties directly to the student’s selected vocational course of study.
C-81 Wehman, Paul and Kregel, John. New Directions in Supported Employment Volume 1. Virginia Commonwealth University, 1994.
These articles provide information on policy issues, national implementation trends, models for accessing community and work place supports, employer attitudes, and the effect of supported employment on a typically unserved population such as individuals with traumatic brain injury.
C-80 Schwartz, David. Crossing the River: Creating a Conceptual Revolution in Community and Disability. Brookline Books, 1992.
In this book, the author points out the promise, potential, and limits of this new direction, illustrating how this conception can work through a series of exciting experiments in social policy in Pennsylvania.
C-79 Costello, James J. Fundamentals of Vocational Assessment. RPM Press, Inc., 1991.
The material provided in this program is primarily designed for professionals who are responsible for providing vocational assessment services to youths and adults with disabilities.
C-78 Brendtro, Larry; Brokenleg, Martin; Van Bockern, Steve. Reclaiming Youth At Risk: Our Hope For The Future. National Educational Service, 1990.
Part I examines the alienation of children in the often times inhospitable ecology of modern society. Part II presents a holistic Native American philosophy of child development which emerged from the wisdom of people who, to use the words of Ellen Key, saw the education of children as the highest function of the nation. Part III highlights the principles and strategies for creating reclaiming environments.
C-77 Amado, Angela Noval. Friendships and Community Connections Between People With and Without Developmental Disabilities. Paul H Brookes Publishing Co., 1993.
Filled with compelling personal stories and practical insights. This book is essential for anyone wanting to cultivate meaningful and lasting friendships.
C-76 Brolin, Donn. Life Centered Career Education Professional Development Activity Book. The Council for Exceptional Students, 1993.
LCCE is an educational system designed to provide special education and other at-risk students with the important skills needed to function successfully as productive workers and independent citizens of their community. The purpose of this course is to introduce the participants to the LCCE Curriculums.
C-75 Brolin, Donn. Life Centered Education A Competency Based Approach. 4th Edition. The Council for Exceptional Children, 1993.
This fourth edition continues the focus on three major curriculum areas that need to be infused into the educational program of special education students: daily living, personal-social, and occupational skills.
C-74 Kravets, Marybeth; Wax, Imy. The K & W Guide to Colleges for the Learning Disabled. 2nd Edition. Haper Perennial Publishers, 1993.
The objective is to provide a reference resource book that benefits the students, parents, and professionals with the common goals of exploring and identifying appropriate colleges and universities.
C-73 Division of Adolescent Medicine; et al. Transitions in Care for Young Adults with Special Health Needs. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, 1992.
Proceedings of a regional conference on April 23 and 24, 1992 in Seattle, Washington.
C-72 Dias, Teresa; et al. Selected Readings in Transition: Cultural Differences, Chronic Illness, and Job Matching. Transition Research Institute at Illinois, 1993.
C-71 Kohler, Paula; et al. Transition From School to Adult Life: Foundations, Best Practices and Research Directions. Transition Research Institute at Illinois, 1993.
Using Halpren’s recommended outcomes-employment, residential and social and interpersonal relations-as their framework, the authors present their findings of a review of the research on outcomes attained by special education youths after they leave school.
C-65 Martin, James; et. al. Self-Directed IEP. Center for Educational Leadership, 1993.
This kit includes teacher’s manual, student workbook, and 2 video tapes. This is the first of several instructional packages designed to help students become self-determined.
C-64 Transitioning to Independence in Post-Secondary Education for Students with Learning Disabilities. University of Nebraska at Omaha Learning Center.
This was a workshop held in Lincoln in February, 1994.
C-63 Shapiro, Joseph P. No Pity: People With Disabilities Forging a New Civil Rights Movement. Times Books, 1993.
In this book, the author tells of a political awakening few nondisabled Americans have even imagined.
C-62 Leuenberger, Janice; Wallert, Peggy; et. al. LD-CASE Peer Workshop Training Manual. University of Nebraska of Omaha.
This manual presents opportunities for individuals with learning disabilities to gain experience in areas which will help to alleviate some of the problems that they might encounter.
C-61 Hoogeveen, Kim; Hux, Karen; Bird, Ann. Traumatic Brain Injury: A Guide for Educators in Nebraska Public Schools. Nebraska Department of Education, 1993.
This manual was prepared in an effort to improve the delivery of education services for persons with disabilities caused by TBI.
C-60 Paine, Robert. Handbook for Developing Community Based Employment. RPM Press, Inc., 1992.
C-59 Vocational Training Curriculum for Severely Disabled Workers. Volume 1 & 2. RPM Press, Inc., 1988.
These volumes represents the first publication in an effort to develop a vocational curriculum clearinghouse for rehabilitation facilities, work activity centers, mental health agencies, schools, job corps centers and related programs providing job training services to severely challenged students and adult workers.
C-58 Brolin, Donn. Competency Assessment Performance Batteries. Attainment Company, 1992.
The Performance Batteries consist of two forms for each of the 21 competency units. Items are primarily performance-based and should be administered to students before and after instructional units have been taught.
C-57 Brolin, Donn. Competency Assessment Knowledge Batteries. Attainment Company, 1992.
Primarily a screen instrument, the Knowledge Batteries were designed to pinpoint specific competency deficiencies.
C-56 Brolin, Donn. Competency Units for Occupational Guidance and Preparation. Volumes 1 & 2. Attainment Company, 1992.
Includes 286 lesson plans to help students explore occupational possibilities; make occupational choices; develop appropriate work habits; seek, secure, and maintain employment; exhibit sufficient physical/manual skills; and obtain specific occupational competencies.
C-55 Brolin, Donn. Competency Units for Daily Living Skills Vol. 1, 2, & 3. Attainment Company, 1992.
Gives you 472 lesson plans covering personal finances, household management, personal needs, family responsibilities, food preparation, citizenship responsibilities, and leisure.
C-54 BROLIN, Donn. Competency Units for Personal-Social Skills Volume 2 and 3. Attainment Company. 1992
Provides 370 lesson plans for developing self-awareness, self-confidence, socially responsible behavior, good interpersonal skills,indepenence, decision-making, and communication skills.
C-53 Rusch, Frank; et al. Transition From School to Adult Life: Models, Linkages, and Policy. Sycamore Publishing Company, 1992.
This book represents current knowledge, concepts, and research upon which readers can design models, methods, and policies, which begin the process of change that is so badly needed in our educational programs. The book also provides readers with a wealth of models by which transition can be offered to students in different instructional settings, including adult years.
C-52 Copeland, Edna. Attention Disorders: The School’s Vital Role. 3 C’s of Childhood, Inc., 1989.
This kit includes an instruction manual and two video tapes. “Understanding Attention Disorders: Preschool through Adulthood: video portrays typical life with ADHD/ADD children, adolescents and adults both at home and at school. “The School’s Role in ADD” video is divided into two parts, brings to life ADHD/ADD students in the classroom, illustrating empathetically the educator’s important role.
C-51 Stainbacks, William and Susan, and Forest, Marsha. Educating All Students in the Mainstream of Regular Education. Paul H Brookes Publishing Company, 1989.
This textbook provides an effective approach for modifying, expanding, and adjusting regular education to meet the needs of all students as an expected practice.
C-50 Stainbacks, William and Susan. Curriculum Considerations in Inclusive Classrooms. Paul H Brookes Publishing Company, 1992.
This insightful text focuses on how to promote inclusive education by designing, adapting, and delivering curriculum in general education classrooms.
C-49 Stainbacks, William and Susan. Support Networks for Inclusive Schooling. Paul H Brookes Publishing Company, 1990.
The visionary book goes beyond traditional mainstreaming. It outlines a broad range of strategies for how to implement inclusive education and shows how the respect children learn for each other in the classroom can carry over into the wider community.
C-48 Nisbert, Jan. Natural Supports in School, at Work, and in the Community for People with Severe Disabilities. Paul H Brookes Publishing Company, 1992.
This book offers a vital perspective on natural supports in the family, school, workplace, and community to both inspire and assist anyone supporting individuals with disabilities to live quality, interdependent lives.
C-47 Aune, Elizabeth and Ness, Jean. Tools for Transition. American Guidance Service, 1991.
This curriculum is intended to prepare students for success, to help them meet their full potential, and to learn transition skills they can use throughout their lives to compensate for their disability. This program contains a video, teacher’s guide, student handbook, script booklet, and black line masters.
C-46 Gugerty, John; Tindall, Lloyd; Gavin, Mary and Gribbon-Fago, Beryl. Serving Students with Learning or Cognitive Disabilities Effectively in Two-Year Colleges: Seven Exemplary Approaches. Center on Education and Work, 1993.
The seven examples in this offer realistic, effective ways to provide high quality educational and support services to the target populations.
C-45 Wehman, Paul. Life Beyond the Classroom. Paul H Brookes Publishing Company, 1992.
This book is a guide to planning, designing, and implementing successful transition programs for students with disabilities enables professionals to master the techniques and strategies for: designing effective, individualized transition plans, teaching vocational skills, maKing accurate assessments, and initiating a local transition program and more.
C-43 Czerlinsky, Thomas; McCray, Paul. Vocational Decision-Making Interview Administration Manual. Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute, University of Wisconsin, 1986.
First, it provides empirical information regarding an individual’s vocational decision-maKing capabilities, on a number of dimensions, in comparison to a norm reference group. The second interview includes open-ended questions requiring content responses. Thirdly, individual VDMI profiles can be developed.
C-42 Thomas, Dale; Coker, Charles; Menz, Fredrick. ADAPT: A Transition Curriculum Program Implementation Manual. Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute, U, 1988.
The purpose of this document is to provide the user of the Project ADAPT materials with a brief overview of the content and structure of all resources used in the program.
C-41 Thomas, Dale; McCray, Paul. ADAPT: A Transition Curriculum Program Structured Job Search. Stout Vocation Rehabilitation Institute, University of Wisconsin, 1988.
SJS is the final component in the ADAPT transition to work program in which the school is actively involved. SJS should begin with a review of the behavioral items listed on the VAS.
C-40 Thomas, Dale. ADAPT: A Transition Curriculum Program Vocational Adaptivity Scale (VAS). Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute, University of Wisconsin, 19888.
VAS is a behavior rating scale designed to help collect information about a person’s ability to identify job goals, search for employment, and exhibit adequate vocational and social adaptive behaviors necessary to keep a job.
C-39 Thomas, Dale; McCray, Paul. ADAPT: A Transition Curriculum Program Employment Readiness Assessment (ERA). University of Wisconsin: Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute, U, 1988.
ERA is a method for examining a person’s readiness to identify job goals, systematically search for work, and demonstrate adequate job keeping behaviors.
C-38 Cutler, Arthur, Ferry, Francis; Kauk, Robert; Robinett, Robert. The College Major Handbook. CFKR Career Material, Inc., 1990.
This handbook is written for persons of every age who want access to the basic information that is needed to make important decisions for college and career planning.
C-37 Storms, Jane; O’Leary, Ed; and Williams, Jane. Transition Requirements. A Guide for States, Districts, Schools, Universities and Families. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1997. Ideas that Work. US Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs, May 2000.
The challenge is to keep all students in school and engaged in meaningful educational experiences so they will be prepared for post-secondary education, employment and independent living.
C-36 Program Development Associates. Choices: Legal Rights of Persons with Disabilities Resource Handbook. RPM Press, Inc., 1990.
“Choices” serves two important purposes. First, it may be used as part of an outgoing, comprehensive inservice training program for upgrading the skills and knowledge of existing staff. It also provides a useful resource for orienting new staff to key concerns in this area, prior to their direct involvement inservice delivery.
C-35 Program Development Associates. Changes: Transition Planning for Persons with Disabilities Resource Handbook. RPM Press, Inc., 1990.
This program is designed to provide a road map for comprehensive transition planning and linkages with adult service providers.
C-34 Green, Peter; Brightman, Alan. Independence Day. Developmental Learning Materials, 1990.
This book presents computer solutions for individuals with disabilities.
C-33 Wircenski, Jerry. The Transition Skills Guide: An Integrated Curriculum With Reading and Mathematics Activities. Aspen Publication, 1992.
This guide was designed to be an integrated curriculum to serve the instructional needs of students who are identified as at-risk learners. These lessons are divided into seven sections: (1) Values Clarification Skills, (2) Socialization Skills, (3) Communication Skills, (4) Decision-MaKing Skills, (5) Team-Building Skills, (6) Financial Management Skills, and (7) Job Procurement and Retention Skills.
C-32 Rhoades, Cindy; Browning, Philip. Self-Advocacy for People With Developmental Disabilities. Rehabilitation Research and Training Center in Mental Retardation Division of Special Education.
The primary goal of this training program is to promote the self-advocacy movement by educating and preparing non-disabled persons on how to assist people with developmental disabilities in organizing and running their own self-advocacy groups. This training program includes the videos SpeaKing for Yourself and People First.
C-31 Program Development Associates. The Americans With Disabilities Act: Winning Strategies for Rehabilitation Professional Resource Book. RPM Press, Inc., 1991.
The Resource Book is designed to provide program users with detailed reference information on ADA. The Resource Book provides innovative look at ways in which ADA can be used to help market rehabilitation and related compliance assistance services to new target markets. It also includes practical how-to-do-it information on specific marketing and community relations methods, which can be used to not only build bridges with prospective new employers and referral sources but also recruit persons with disabilities who will benefit from your services.
C-30 Carter, Lisa. Transition Issues-A Curriculum Guide for Independent Living. Colorado State University Occupational and Education, 1991.
Designed for students with mild/moderate needs who are typically served in a resource room. It is to be used for transition planning as an instructional block of time. It cover: Education; Career and Employment; Community and Residential; Legal and Medical; Recreation and Leisure; and Social and Interpersonal.
C-29 McAlonan, Susan; Thomas, Celeste; ROSE, Cynthia; King, Kathi; Roucis, Janet. Learning Innovations Handbook. Colorado Department of Education, 1989.
Created to provide exciting ideas for infusing life skills into the school curriculum. This handbook offers a wide variety of practical learning experiences for elementary through high school aged students in three broad categories: Career Development, Independent Living, & Personal Management.
C-28 Mitchell, Anne; Spinks, Dave; Hathaway, Barbara; Jaffe, Rebecca; Leinweber, Deborah; Long, Gaylynn; Mowak, Jessica; Sinclair, JoAnn. World (Working on Real Life Discoveries). Jefferson County School District R-1, Colorado, 1987.
Designed specifically for Junior High students, the focus is on helping the educationally handicapped and those students considered high risk for dropping out of school.
C-26 Lichtenstein, Stephen. Making A New Start: Redefining The Role of the School in Helping People With Severe Disabilities to Prepare for Life. New Hampshire Developmental Disabilities Council and the New Hampshire Special Education Bureau, 1988.
This book brings to light that the current public education does not fulfill the training that is necessary for handicap students to obtain a job after high school. It includes concepts and policy recommendations of what truly constitutes appropriate education for handicap students.
C-25 Ludlow, Barbara; Turnbull, Ann; Luckasson, Ruth. Transition to Adult Life for People with Mental Retardation-Principles and Practices. Paul H Brookes Publishing Company, 1988.
Included throughout the book are clear practice-oriented discussions of concepts and trends, programming goals and strategies, and legal and policy issues fundamental to the development of service delivery systems in the field of mental retardation.
C-20 Loess Hills Area Education Agency Transition Plan Process. Loess Hills Area Education Agency.
Transition plan designed to assist handicapped young adults and their parents.
C-19 Mills, Margaret; Bowden, Susan; Davis, Amelia; Fresen, Sue; Hassler, Laura. Leon’s Intensive Training for Employment Program (LITE). Leon County Schools Exceptional Student Education, 1986.
Vocational curriculum guide for exceptional student education.
C-18 Wehmen, Paul; Moon, M. Sherril; Everson, Jane; Wood, Wendy; Barcus, J. Michael. Transition From School to Work. Paul H. Brookes Publishing Company, 1988.
New challenges for youth with severe disabilities. A hands-on guide to planning and implementing successful transition programs for adolescents with disabilities.
C-16 Vasa, Stanley; Stelzer, Susan; Steckelberg, Allen; Cerny, Cindy. Nebraska Transition Resource Directory. Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders-University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1989.
Designed to provide information needed by special education parents and secondary students in maKing post-secondary plans.
C-15 Miller, Lynn Sharon; Glascoe, Lynda Gayle; Kokaska, Charles. Life Centered Career Education Activity Book One. Council for Exceptional Children, 1991.
Gives students practice with academic skills in practical contexts.
C-14 Glascoe, Lynda Gayle; Miller, Lynn Sharon; Kokaska, Charles. Life Centered Career Education Activity Book Two. Council for Exceptional Children, 1991.
Gives students practice with academic skills in practical contexts. Specifically designed for the adolescent or older student.
C-13 Brolin, Donn E. Life Centered Career Education: A Competency Based Approach. Council for Exceptional Children, 1986.
Gives a framework in which to build a comprehensive and systematic effort for career development that will result in successful adult adjustment for students.
C-12 Ellioitt, Barbara; Schalock, Robert; ROSS, Irwin. Handbook for Transition Planning and Implementation. Educational Service Unit 9, 1988.
This handbook is designed to provide special education personnel serving handicapped students with suggested guidelines for transitioning handicapped students into post-secondary employment and independent living environments.
C-11 Hooley, Michael. Transition From School to Work and Adult Life: A Guide for Planners. Utah State University, 1987.
The purpose of this document is to provide a framework necessary to plan transition programs. The intended audience is special education, vocational rehabilitation, vocational education and human services personnel and parents and advocates who plan transition programs.
C-10 Rogoff, Daniel and Kelley, Marjorie. Writing for a Reason-5 Listen, Take Notes, and Write. Quercus, 1989.
This book will prepare you to listen for the main ideas, and take good notes.
C-9 Costantini, Lana; Scott, Corinn Codye, Bledsoe, Lucy Jane and Kelley, Marjorie. Writing for a Reason-4 Narrative, Comparison, Persuasion, and Reports. Quercus, 1989.
This book will show you how to put your thoughts on paper. You’ll learn how to use good descriptive words.
C-8 Costantini, Lana; Scott, Corinn Codye, and Kelley, Marjorie. Writing for a Reason-3 Paragraphs, Descriptions, and Friendly Letters. Quercus, 1989.
This book is about writing paragraphs. You’ll learn an easy way to write them. You’ll also learn when to end one paragraph and start another.
C-7 Scott, Corinn Codye; Alzofon, David and Kelley, Marjorie. Writing for a Reason-2 Invitations, Business Letters, and Job Applications. Quercus, 1989.
This book will show you how to get out invitations for your party. You will learn how to write letters asking for something free, to get a job, to get your money back, and more.
C-6 Costantini, Lana; Scott, Corinn Codye, and Kelley, Marjorie. Writing for a Reason-1 Sentences, Notes, and Directions. Quercus, 1989.
This book will show you how to write sentences. You’ll learn to write phone messages, notes, and directions.
C-5 The PaceMaker Curriculum: Skills for Independent Living. Globe Fearon Educational Publisher (Student Text & Student Workbook)
This seven unit, 21 chapter curriculum, covers a full range of skills from budgeting to community involvement. Skills for Independent Living helps students build a variety of skills that prepare them for making that critical transition to independent living and managing on their own. Topics covered include budgeting, housing, transportation, employment, setting goals, getting along with others, handling change and stress, health, safety, community issues and citizenship, and much more. This comprehensive hardcover text provides manageable, step-by-step lessons, a student-friendly design, controlled vocabulary support, and frequent review. Reading Level 3-4, Interest Level 6-12.