Antosh AA, Blair M, Edwards K, Goode T, Hewitt A, Izzo M, Johnson DR, Raynor O, Riddle I, Shanley JL, Walker Jr R, WehmeyerM. 2013. A collaborative interagency, interdisciplinary approach to transition from adolescence to adulthood. Silver Spring, MD: Association of University Centers on Disabilities, 56 pp.
Annotation: This paper, which is intended for faculty, staff, trainees, individuals with disabilities and their families, policymakers, and partners in disability organizations and agencies aims to promote a dialogue among key stakeholders and to facilitate their engagement in pursuing a comprehensive, coordinated, supportive, and successful transition process for adolescents with disabilities who are transitioning to young adulthood. The paper discusses self-determination; perspectives on transition; viewing transition through a cultural lens; the importance of interagency collaboration; and recommendations and policy implications.
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Keywords: Adolescents with special health care needs, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Collaboration, Cultural competence, Public policy, Transition planning, Transition to independent living, Young adults