Through case studies and clearly presented content, this book helps readers learn what they can do to assist students with disabilities in achieving positive adult outcomes. This book provides a comprehensive and clear introduction to effective transition services for students with disabilities who are leaving the special education system. The Prologue and Chapter 1 provide an overview of the topic of transition services, and the remaining chapters go into detail about specific aspects of the transition planning process. The central roles of students with disabilities and their families are emphasized. Case studies of students with mild and severe disabilities are followed throughout the book to illustrate effective practices. The content is presented so that readers can apply key strategies immediately in their work as teachers or in other professional capacities. Families of students with disabilities will also benefit from this comprehensive introduction to transition services. Features: Organized to provide readers who are new to the topic of transition witha clear and comprehensive introductionto effective practices in transition planning. Case studiesof two individuals, one with mild disabilities and one with severe disabilities, are followed throughout the text to illustrate effective practices, ensuring readers are able to apply the content to students with different types and severity of disabilities, and are able to understand how practices can be tailored to meet individual student needs. Application Activitiesthroughout and at the end of each chapteremphasize strategies that have immediate applicationand that can be added to the readerrs"s professional portfolio. Research Summaries in each chapteraddress the research basis for effective practicesthat are discussed throughout the book. Additional resources and websitesat the end of each chapter allow readers to extend their knowledge of covered topics. Spotlight on Historyin most chapters provides ashort biographyof an individual who made a significant contribution to the development of transition services either through policy development or application, or both. Other Transition Titles from Allyn & Bacon Education: Transition Assessment for Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities, Miller/Corbey/Lombard (ISBN: 0205327273) Transition Education and Services for Students with Disabilities, 4/E, Sittlington/Clark (ISBN: 020541642X) Transition Services in Special Education: A Practical Approach, Pierangelo/Giuliani (ISBN: 0205345697) Transition Education and Services for Adolescents with Disabilities, 3/E, Sitlington/Clark/Kolstoe (ISBN: 0205309011)Rose, Ernest is the author of 'Growing Up, Transition To Adult Life For Students With Disabilities ', published 2006 under ISBN 9780205442058 and ISBN 0205442056.