Outcomes of a Family-Centered Transition Planning for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Location: Tech Session at the TASH New England Annual Conference, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA.
This presentation reported the results of a project in NH and ME to empower students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families to direct the transition planning process. One group received a 3-component transition intervention known as Family-Centered Transition Planning (FCTP) while a second group served as a control. The FCTP group reported significantly higher future expectations, self-determination, and vocational decision-making, and their IEPs scored higher on the quality of the transition plan. Implications for improvements in transition services and plans for sustainable implementation of this service model were discussed.