This book concerns the process of transition that we all make throughout our lifetime, and the necessary skills individuals with disabilities need to function outside of school. The book illustrates that the problems of transition are not just for persons with disabilities, but for everyone. Acceptance of differences, understanding that our perceptions may not be accurate, and the ability to be honest with one another are shown to be key elements in assisting transition.
"…each of the chapters has something to offer, and there are interesting reviews of practice internationally….provides a valuable model of the interplay between international and local/cultural variables in service development…a useful book covering diverse perspectives and a broad range of disability issues and (I) would recommend it to practitioners and postgraduate students."
—Journal of Psychology in Africa
**Check for "N" dashes** Contents: Introduction. Part I:Schools. P. Wehman, P.N. Walsh, Transition From School to Adulthood: A Look at the United States and Europe. H.L. Garber, M. McInerney, D. Osher, A Preventive Education Model for School Restructuring: Creating Parent-Student-Teacher Partnerships to Prevent Postschool Maladjustment. M.D. Young, A.B. Pedroza, P. Kavanaugh, Lessons From the Texas-Mexico Border: Working With the Parents of Students With Mental Retardation. W.E. Hitchings, B. Natelle, R. Ristow, Parents, Professionals, and the Transition Process. L.M. Ling, Disability in Australia: Policy and Practice. Part II:Personal and Social Inclusion. R.D. MacNeil, S.C. Anderson, Leisure and Persons With Developmental Disabilities: Empowering Self-Determination Through Inclusion. M.F. Shaughnessy, T. Glover, M. Green, R.Y.L. Choy, Teaching the Mentally Retarded Parenting Skills: International Perspectives. A. Ramot, P. Gitelman, Challenges and Complexities of Introducing Western Models of Service Delivery for People With Disabilities in Eastern and Central Europe. J. Corbett, Disability Arts: Developing Survival Strategies. Part III:The Community. S.S. Herr, Welcoming Immigrants With Disabilities: The Israeli Experience. J.M. Brown, J.N. Streumer, An International Perspective on School-to-Work Systems and the Participation of Persons With Disabilities. J.W. Rojewski, Vocational Preparation and Employment Options for Adults With Disabilities: An International Perspective. Part IV:Cross Cultural Future. D. Mitchell, Transfer of Beliefs, Knowledge, and Experiences Between Countries. J. Siegel, Utilizing Technology for the Inclusion of Individuals With Mental Retardation. R.L. Schalock, C. Kelly, Sociocultural Factors Influencing Social and Vocational Inclusion of Persons With Mental Retardation: A Cross-Cultural Study. S. Reiter, Conclusion. Cross Cultural Perspectives--Diversity and Universalism.